Medical Aid-in-Dying: A Clinician’s Perspective
with Rick Mendius, MD  

Saturday, May 4, 2024 
10am – 11:30am PT/ 1pm – 2:30pm ET 

The Project welcomes Richard Mendius as a Guest Speaker in our ongoing series! This event will include a dialogue between Rick and our President Doug Wallace followed by Q&A.

The Living/Dying Project does not take a position on Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). We as a nonprofit and our volunteers provide compassionate spiritual support to all persons and their families without regard to their choice about MAiD. We and our volunteers do not assist with the preparation and/or administration of any medication including those used for MAiD. This legislation profoundly impacts individuals grappling with end-of-life issues, and we offer this talk to consciously embrace, rather than shy away from, the realities and decisions individuals encounter. 

Join us for an enlightening talk with Rick as he delves into the poignant topic of California’s End of Life Act and unveils the profound provisions that it offers to those facing irremediable conditions. He will demystify the process that is currently required to obtain the medical mixtures. Additionally, he will share poignant glimpses into the typical experiences of patients and their families, shedding light on the journey towards peace and dignity.

Listen as Rick shares his own spiritual and clinical perspectives, offering a profound blend of wisdom and empathy. How deep can we go with our understanding and compassion? Reserve your spot today to be part of this transformative conversation.

There will be time for questions for those who register for the event. 

A private zoom link will be provided upon registration and we kindly ask that you do not share it as this is a fundraising event for Living/Dying Project. The event will be recorded and a replay link will be sent to all registrants within 48 hours of the event.

Proceeds go to sustain the ongoing work of the Living/Dying Project.

Thank you for your support! 

Meet the Speaker

Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist in practice in Santa Rosa, California and co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. His professional journey began at UCLA, where he trained in neurology, epileptology, and neurobehavior. He has practiced in Los Angeles, Portland, and in the Bay Area. Since 1994, he has been in Marin and Sonoma counties in a general neurology practice. He has been on the teaching faculty of UCLA, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Stanford University. His interest in End of Life/ Medical Aid-in-Dying grew from his experiences in caring for patients with prolonged illnesses and profound central nervous system degenerative disease. His meditation practice began with Shinzen Young in Los Angeles, has moved through Spirit Rock with Jack Kornfield and Ajahn Amaro, to his current main teacher, Adyashanti. Rick continues to work with patients navigating illness and end-of-life issues today.

Current Living/Dying Project volunteers, and clients who are working with volunteers,
may attend for free
and are encouraged to donate what they are able.

Email to register

May All Beings Benefit