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An Insistence on Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live
Inspirational Real-life Stories of How Accepting Death Transforms Life
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Jane Hughes Gignoux
3800 Vista Oaks Drive
Martinez CA 94553
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Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by one of our most experienced guides to outgrow our fear of dying, so we may live more present and fulfilling lives.
About our Speaker
Jane Hughes Gignoux, a native New Yorker, is the author of Some Folk Say: Stories of Life, Death, and Beyond (1998) and An Insistence on Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live, a collection of inspirational real-life stories of how accepting death transforms life.
Ms. Gignoux hosts two monthly Death Cafés, informal gatherings whose purpose is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their precious and finite lives.
Ms. Gignoux has spent the last 34 years studying healing and consciousness in many forms. In the 1980s and 90s she volunteered for 18 years as play therapist with the HIV and AIDS pediatric patients at Harlem Hospital.
Ms. Gignoux is an active member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences’ (IONS) and past president of the Friends of IONS based in NYC. She appears in the forthcoming film Death Makes Life Possible, which is based on Marilyn Schlitz book of the same name and is being produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, CA.
Friendly Favors Event
Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS
- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.
Walk-ins are welcome and RSVPs are much appreciated, so we can notify you of any changes and we can prepare the space accordingly.