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

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.

We serve four groups of people:

  • caregivers
  • healthcare professionals
  • those facing a life-threatening illness
  • anyone on the path of spiritual awakening who wishes to deepen their practice

For anyone confronting a life-threatening illness or caring for someone with a critical illness, finding conscious and compassionate emotional and spiritual support for deep healing is essential.

For those of us who are not facing a life-threatening illness or caring for some who is, can our mortality and the preciousness of life inspire us also to plunge fully into this work? Using wisdom gathered from decades of guiding the dying, from intensive meditative and devotional practices, and from studying how our psychological development often limits the fruits of our mindfulness and our spiritual practice, we offer live at-a-distance counseling via telephone and Skype. internet-based live, interactive workshops and groups designed for deep exploration and manifestation of healing are available. These services are appropriate both for those exploring end-of-life issues as well as those wanting to deepen their spiritual practice.

For those living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dale facilitates Healing at the Edge ongoing, weekly small groups for anyone who wishes to come together in a supportive healing family. Deepen compassion. Avoid compassion burnout.

The map of the healing path that we use is not a shortcut, but it avoids the detours and roadblocks that are common for the modern seeker. We are all caregivers and we are all seekers of healing.

*** New Offerings ***
We have new course offerings that include live and virtual programs.
Please click on the links below to view these new workshops.

Healing at Our Edge and Conscious Living, Conscious Dying: Two Virtual Online Programs

Dale was interviewed recently on the Mindpod Network. The podcast called From
Fear to Being Right Here can be found at http://www.mindpodnetwork.com/mindrolling-ep-127-ram-dev-explores-deathlessness-from-fear-to-being-right-here/.

I now have several guided meditations on the free smart phone app Insight Timer.

Click here for Dale’s interview with Buddha at the Gas Pump.

You can also hear it as a podcast at here. Check out the Buddha at the Gas Pump site. They have archived interviews with over 250 “ordinary spiritually awakening people.”

Newsletter and Client Stories
Click here to read our 2015 Newsletter.

Please read this fundraising letter.

Please check out our new section Client Stories.
I’m sure you’ll find some of these stories deeply inspiring.

Upcoming and Recent Events
Ongoing Groups There are a few spaces available in my weekly Healing at the Edge groups.
For more information please call 415.456.3915 or email: info@livingdying.org
For more information click here.


Summer and Fall Workshops

Worldwide Insight, online class, July 24 11, AM PDT, https://www.worldwideinsight.org

Passion and Compassion, Menla Institute, July 28 – 31, Phoenicia NY, http://menla.org/index.php

The Buddhist Path, Menla Institute, July 31 – August 2, Phoenicia NY, http://menla.org/index.php

Yoga and Deep Healing of Critical Illness, Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley CA, Sept 30 – Oct 2, https://sivanandayogafarm.org

Healing at the Edge, Friday night lecture and all day Saturday workshop,October 28 & 29 in Portland Oregon. For information contact Betsy Toll at betsy.toll@gmail.com.

Passion and Compassion, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, November 20 daylong, Woodacre, CA.


Mission Statement

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 compassionate
support in the spirit of
mutual exploration to
those facing life-
threatening illness.

Complimentary lectures Contact Dale Borglum to speak at your group or association on the topics of compassion, meditation as a tool for healing, conscious dying, integrating our inner spirituality into our active daily lives.


Not only is another world possible,
she is on her way.
On a quiet day,
I can hear her breathing.
~Arundhati Roy