Village Deathcare Citizen Course (Nine week certificate course)
It is crucial, now, that deathcare be revived as a healthy part of community. Deathcare is ancient and belongs to no one and belongs to everyone- but we have lost our way.
Session Four beings August 22nd, 2021. If you would like to apply for this course please visit Stardustmeadow.com and apply there first. (The two sites are currently merging. Thanks for your patience!)
It is crucial, now, that deathcare be revived as a healthy part of community. Deathcare is ancient and belongs to no one and belongs to everyone- but we have lost our way. Through examining our own mortality, fears and aspirations, and discovering the challenges of today’s complexities of caring for our own dying and dead, we will begin to understand the great importance and urgency of reviving community deathcaring. There are many courses to train you within a system of professional care to be a Death Doula (I can recommend some) this training is for deepening the roots of healing within your self, your home and your physical community. Apply by submitting a one page summary of why you would like to be a a village deathcare citizen to strengthen your community and bring deep loving healing into your own life.
“I’m proud and grateful to have been part of the first cohort of this class. Practical, unsentimental, reflective, connection based and rooted in the ethic of community. This is an excellent supplement to traditional, business-oriented death doula training, it’s also an ideal first step for those wanting to explore how end of life care can look, in their communities and through their hands.” L. Louisiana
“I cannot say enough about Anne-Marie Keppel as a human and her most beautiful course. This was a dream of mine since journeying with my mama and it was all that I had been asking for and more. A game changer for my heart, healing and a path of service I have been seeking. I am honored and grateful beyond words for the opportunity to do this course, for opening up the dialogue on death, and being a part of such a beautiful rite of passage. I am looking forward to the unfolding of this work in my life.” C. North Carolina
“I highly recommend this course. Anne Marie’s background in Buddhist studies and event planning make her classes all at once humbling, enlightening, organized, and action packed. I learned about the processes involved in preparing to die and, from this, I unexpectedly learned more about what it means to be alive. I leave this coursework feeling more connected to my own humanity, the human-ness of others, and all humans through time that have walked before me. Better yet, I feel prepared to act as a resource to others in service to my community.” S. Vermont
“I took Anne-Marie’s Village Deathcare Citizen Course in hopes to heal some of my grief from loosing a dear friend and heal some trauma around my fear of death. Not only did it do these things, it also created this beautiful circle of vulnerable humans, who opened their hearts and minds up to each other. I stepped through a portal and have collected useful tools along the way. I am a different person because of this class, and this experience. I am grateful.” B Vermont