Dying

CEDAR Supports the Peter Day Exhibition

Pictures of My Father – 21st March to 4th April Surface Gallery, 16 Southwell Road, Nottingham NG1 1DL CEDAR CIC is very pleased to be supporting this wonderful exhibition at the Surface Gallery in Nottingham. This exhibition came about as a means to explore personal grief and bereavement. Dr Day, a professional photographer and lecturer, chose his lens to help him explore what loss is, what it is not, and what is imagined in ‘nothingness’. Well worth seeing. Here is…

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Death discussions ‘taboo’ for many in UK, survey finds

Discussing dying and making end of life plans remain taboo for many people across the UK, a survey suggests. The poll of 2,000 adults for the Dying Matters Coalition of care organisations indicates that only 21% of people have discussed their end of life wishes. Only a third said they had written a will and just 29% had let loved ones know of their funeral wishes.

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Three Pillars Of Zen

Three Pillars of Zen Review

Kapleau, Roshi P (35 Rev Updated Edition, 2013) Three Pillars of Zen, New York: Anchor Books, division of Random House   Philip Kapleau (who died fairly recently in his 90s) was one of the first, if not the first, Westerner to qualify as an accredited Zen Master. His book is also one of the first to concentrate on the practice of Zen, rather than the theory and philosophy. Most poignantly he discusses notions of death within the practice of Zen…

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Thinking Differently About Death: A Zen Practice

In Zen, Life and Death are one, a continuum, and they are not separated and there is no dividing line between them (as, indeed, there is actually no dividing line between anything, there only seems to be – divisions are arbitrary and made to enable us to function in the finite world, what Zen calls ‘the world of form’). All is one. Also, there is no ‘Soul’, or even a permanent ‘Self’ (higher, or lower) – this is considered illusory.…

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Death Awareness in the Community

Death Awareness in the Community

“On average there is one death every minute in the UK.” This chronicle explains the importance of understanding death at the community level with a focus on the UK. On average there is one death every minute in the UK. This is around 550,000 deaths per year. The impact these deaths may have on a family and community can be immense, especially if a death involves that of a young child or a breadwinner. With the death of a child…

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CEDAR  Education
CEDAR  Education  is  dedicated  to  teaching everyone  how  to  understand,  accept  and  respond to  death,  dying  and  loss  in  healthy  and appropriate  ways  with  clients,  patients,  students, and  in  personal  relationships.
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