Death, Dying, and Transformation
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
“Death, Dying and Transformation"
Diverse panel of experts to discuss what happens when we die.
It's commonly said that as a culture, we're in denial when it comes to anything surrounding
death and dying. Yet, a look at the bestseller lists shows that we're also obsessed with such
topics. This panel brings together noted professionals in the field who believe that only by
approaching death in a compassionate and mature manner can we lessen our own fears,
and help others through the dying process.
Please join us for a thought-provoking discussion with:
● Dr. Janice Holden, Ed.D. is a professor and department chair at University of North
Texas. She serves as editor of The Journal of Near Death Studies and collaborated on
her own work, The Handbook of Near Death Experience, which chronicles thirty years of
research on the subject.
● Dr. Gus W. Krucke, MD is a doctor of emergency medicine and internal medicine at
Thomas Street Health Center and serves as medical director at the Omega House AIDS
Hospice. He has served on many panels regarding end of life care and medical ethics.
Dr. Krucke is also the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from
the University of Texas Medical School.
● Dr. Susan Lieberman, Ph.D. is the author of eight books (including her most recent:
Death, Dying, and Dessert). She co-founded the Y Collective in Houston, an end-of-life
consultancy that helps individuals, families, businesses and organizations accept death
as part of life and reduce the anxiety and stress surrounding it.
● Lama Ole Nydahl is an internationally renowned Buddhist Lama and is one of the
most experienced teachers in the world of a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice known
as Phowa, or “Conscious Dying”. His current book, Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom
on the Art of Dying, offers practical advice for approaching death without fear.
For more information, please contact
M. Beth Williams
Diamond Way Buddhist Center
Tel: (281) 935-5993