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Saraswati Nights
May 09, 7:00 PM

An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs, and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends at Interfaith Community Sanctuary.

kirtan_2.pngMore about Saraswati Nights
a second Saturday event  Music starts at 7:00pm

An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs,
and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends.

Come and Bathe in the River of Love and Delight!
All are welcome to chant, dance, or simply enjoy the healing frequencies.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd Street Ballard 98107
LOVE OFFERING!

This gathering of friends is a benefit for Interfaith Community Sanctuary Building Fund and SAMC (Suraiya Ataur Medical Clinic) in Chondipur Village, Bangladesh.

Download Saraswati Nights flyer HERE.

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"Speaking of Dying" Film Screening
May 17, 2:00 PM

Speaking of Dying  Film screening at the Interfaith Sanctuary Fellowship Hall on May 17 at 2 p.m. Alist of other screenings can be found at www.speakingofdying.com.  

The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion, a Q & A and the opportunity to make a donation.

More about: film premiere:

The April 16 Premiere at the Frye is filled to capacity. A second Premiere showing has been scheduled for that Saturday, April 18, at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th, on Capitol Hill. No reservations needed. Hope to see you there.

Speaking of Dying is so close to completion that we have scheduled the Premiere screening — and you are invited! It will take place on Thursday, April 16th – National Health Care Decisions Day – at the Frye Museum on Seattle’s First Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 6:45. The 30-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion, a Q & A and the opportunity to make a donation.

There will also be a screening in the Interfaith Sanctuary Fellowship Hall on May 17 at 2 p.m and a list of other screenings can be found at www.speakingofdying.com.

This is a long-awaited, momentous occasion for us, and another big step forward for the growing end-of-life planning and choices movement.

Reserve your seat for the premiere at this link: http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5922/

  If you can’t attend the premiere, please join us for one of our other upcoming screenings:

      Seattle Screenings

  - Friday, May 15        3 p.m. at the Greenwood Senior Center (525 N. 85th St., Seattle)

  - Tuesday, May 19    7 p.m. at Horizon House (900 University St., Seattle)

  - Wed., June 10         6 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle)

      Kansas Screenings

  - Tuesday, April 28   7 p.m. at the Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas

  - Thursday, April 30  7 p.m. at the Public Library in Hutchinson, Kansas

Shreve picture 3   There is no admission charge for any of the screenings. Donations will be accepted and copies of the film DVD will be sold.

   Speaking of Dying builds on the work Trudy has done over many years that carries on through Heartwork end-of-life groups. The film clearly depicts today’s end-of-life challenges and resources, and it is a compelling testament to our human ability to do the inner and outer work of accepting mortality and planning meaningful end-of-life experiences for ourselves and our loved ones.

  We are deeply grateful to the patients, family members and medical providers who shared their intimate journeys with us, and we deeply appreciate the many donors like you who have made Speaking of Dying possible.

(View a list of sponsors and major donors on the film website: www.speakingofdying.com.)  

We are still in need of funds to complete and distribute the film. If you are able to donate, you can find out how on the website.

This premiere is only the beginning – the film will also be distributed for screenings in senior centers, senior residences, congregations, clinics, college classes, and other locations. On the website you can request a screening for your own venue. Purchase of the DVD includes a custom notebook with more resources for discussion and instructions for creating end of life planning groups.  

As Dr. Atul Gawande said recently in his appearance on Frontline: "You can't always count on the doctor to lead the way; sometimes the patient needs to do it." Speaking of Dying shows us how to do our part.  

With love and gratitude -- Trudy, Jen and Cathy

Trudy James: Producer & Executive Producer

Jennifer Jones: Director of Photography & Director

Catherine Wadley: Writer & Editor