Reserve your spot now for the 2019 Omega Home Network National Conference in San Antonio. Set for June 24-26 at the Mariott Rivercenter, it’s sure to sell out! This year, the conference is hosted by my client, ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying. If you saw my earlier post, you know that ABODE has hired me to produce the conference, and I’m loving every minute of it. The folks who care for those who are dying are among the very best people alive. Their work is important and special, and I’m delighted to help create three days that will honor them.
And here’s some amazing news: We’ve landed the incredible Frank Ostaseski as our kickoff keynote speaker! Frank is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. It’s a beautiful book that chronicles Frank’s experience and lessons learned in caring for those who are dying – and how those lessons can change our views on the meaning of life.
This is of my many favorite passages from the book:
“At the end of their lives, patients often ask two questions. ‘Am I loved?’ And, ‘Did I love well?'”
Two life-changing questions, indeed.
Frank is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and the visionary co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, the first hospice in San Francisco to care for AIDS patients. He’s also the founder of the Metta Institute, which he created to provide education on spirituality in dying.
Frank is constantly on the road, teaching and lecturing at such places as the Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, Wisdom.2.0 and major spiritual centers around the globe. His groundbreaking work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms (scroll down and look for his clip), highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama – yep, that Dalai Lama.
Our conference features an amazing line up of equally exciting speakers and topics, with more to add in the weeks ahead. You can register here for the whole conference – or use that same link to purchase a ticket just to Frank’s keynote. He’ll take to the stage at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, and he’ll stick around to sign his books afterward. Books will be for sale at the conference.
And look at our gorgeous graphics! Many thanks to the incredibly talented Nikki May for sharing her Birth Month Flower collection with us. The theme for the conference – “Can You Hear the Flowers?” – is inspired by that very question, asked by Anna in her final days at ABODE. “It’s so beautiful,” she said. “The colors. Can you hear them? Can you hear the flowers?” When I learned about that, I immediately thought of Nikki’s art and knew we had a match. You’ll see more of these roll out on ABODE’s Facebook and, of course, my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thank you, Nikki.
If you’re involved in a home that cares for those who are dying – or if this is a topic that interests you – I’d love for you to join us for these exciting three days in our beautiful city. Plus, the Marriott Rivercenter is giving us a $149 per night rate – unheard of for the River Walk! You can that same registration link above to reserve your room. Please let me know if you have any questions! It would be fun to see you there.
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