Our Mission

Imagine facing death without fear.
Imagine using a life-threatening illness as an opportunity for spiritual awakening.
Imagine approaching the unknown with an open heart.
We often resist change as a natural part of life.
Strength and healing can be found in life’s most difficult situations.

The Living/Dying Project offers conscious and compassionate support in the spirit of mutual exploration to those facing life-threatening illness, to their caregivers, to those facing life’s most difficult situations, and to anyone committed to spiritual transformation.

The core work of the Living/Dying Project is about healing:

healing our body, our mind, and our spirit, healing that is inspired and motivated by the preciousness of human life itself and by the fact that we will all die but we do not know when.
About the Living/Dying Project and Dale Borglum


The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying
Is there some powerful truth about life and about healing that we can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness? One-day workshop in Fairfax with Dale Borglum. Intimate group with a limit of 10 people.
October 26, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM, $70
To sign up please contact the Living/Dying Project office at 415 456-3915 or info@livingdying.org. This workshop is sponsored by the Living/Dying Project and by ReImagine End of Life 2019. Tickets are also available HERE.

Please go to our Events page for information about other events with Dale:
November 3 – talk at San Francisco Jewish Community Center
January 25 & 26 – training workshop in Santa Rosa with CEUs available
February 8 – training workshop in San Anselmo with CEUs available
February 22 & 23 – training workshop in San Francisco with CEUs available
March 21 – workshop in Portland OR
April 4  – Workshop at St Francis Hospital in San Francisco
June 26-28 – workshop at Esalen Institute in Big Sur 

Our 2018 newsletter with lots of great content can be viewed here.

Dale has a podcast channel on the Be Here Now Network. Some of the podcasts are talks by Dale and some are interviews with friends such as Ram Dass, Annie Lamott and Robert Thurman. Go here.

Listen to Dale’s guided meditations on the free smart phone app Insight Timer.


Open Circle and Next Step are two Living/Dying Project programs designed specifically to support those confronting life-threatening illness. Both programs are free.


In an ongoing small support group, we will explore how our emotional patterns, reactions to life situations, and meditation experiences can reveal what is asking to be healed.


Check out our upcoming and recent events: online counseling
& workshops; San Francisco bay area weekly groups; trainings; free talks, and more.


The Living/Dying Project has a rich collection of audio and video: Meditations, Talks, Interviews, and a YouTube Channel with many leaders in the field.


Stories by clients of the Living/Dying Project and by volunteers of the Project who worked with our clients. Check out the Client Stories archives over the years.


Dale Borglum offers counseling services either in person or via telephone or Skype. This counseling can focus on end-of-life issues and/or inner work.

Conscious Living, Conscious Dying: Online Interactive Workshop

Includes four hours of small group live, interactive support.

Draw upon the wisdom of Buddhism, Western Psychology and energy medicine.

Explore a usable model of the healing process.

Diagnose and identify the next transformational step.

Certificate of completions and California CEUs are available.


Gov. Jerry Brown
Fritijof Capra
Joan Halifax
Jack Kornfield
Anne Lamott
Joanna Macy
Wayne Muller
John Robbins
Robert Thurman


Angeles Arrien
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Stephen Levine