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Bigelow Chapel

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Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

September 2012

Preparing for End-of-Life Issues

September 18, 2012 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

What if something unanticipated happens on your trip abroad?  Learn about this and other “End of Life Issues.”  Join us in Bigelow Chapel for the panel discussion moderated by attorney Rosemary Wilson. Panelists will discuss topics ranging from the preparation of basic legal documents and increasing support through personal caregivers, to planning for immediate post-death issues such as funeral and burial.   The following speakers will be participating in the panel: Rosemary Wilson: ModeratorSullivan and Worcester LLPBoston, MA Dr. David CliveProfessor of…

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November 2018

Biophilia & Biodiversity: A Celebration of EO Wilson’s Influence

November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

“… the rich, natural pleasure that comes from being surrounded by living organisms.” -       EO Wilson “Biophilia”   Join us for a lively storytelling event. David Morimoto, Director of Natural Science and Mathematics within CLAS at Lesley University will lead our kickoff meeting. David will be joined by speakers from our local academic and research community, as they share stories of time spent with Dr. Wilson, his influence, and their thoughts on Biophilia. Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn…

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February 2019

Biophilia Series: Walking Meditation and Fellowship in the Spirit of Longfellow

February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

We will enter the environment of Mount Auburn in a contemplative walk from Bigelow Chapel with guided meditation incorporating the Poems of Longfellow. After a 30 minute walk we return to Bigelow Chapel for hot cocoa, and a brief welcome followed by a 45 minute session of sitting meditation with meditation guidance based on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. All are welcome, regardless of experience or religious background. Chairs will be provided along with a limited number of meditation cushions. Feel free…

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July 2019

MORTAL: Living, Dying & Defining Your Legacy

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

In this transformative workshop, you will explore your own mortality and what it means to lead a deeply fulfilled life.  You'll be guided through a series of thought-provoking journal prompts, yin yoga postures and a meditation on death to help you reflect on your life’s most significant events.  You'll draft your own obituary and six-word epitaph for your gravestone which tells your story, in your words, and captures exactly how you want to be remembered. Choosing to explore your feelings…

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September 2019

Autumn Death Cafe

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Following the model developed by Jon Underwood (based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz), a Death Café is an opportunity for people to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. The goal is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” The equinox is an ideal time to reflect on life and death as we circle through growth and rebirth in the Spring and the eventual leaf-fall and decay of…

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October 2019

Keeping Life in Order as You Plan for End of Life Issues

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us in Bigelow Chapel for this panel discussion moderated by attorney Rosemary Wilson, Sullivan & Worcester LLP. The conversation will range from the preparation of basic legal documents and increasing support through personal caregivers, to planning for immediate post-death issues such as funeral and burial. Attendees will leave with an end-of-life planning kit for their own use. Come prepared with any and all questions! Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs…

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Dead Herring: A Cemetery Symbolism Scavenger Hunt

October 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Test your knowledge and recall of cemetery iconography in the field! Teams of 2 to 5 people will have 90 minutes to decipher our riddles, find the correct cemetery symbol, take a picture, and return to the facilitator to be awarded points. Meet at Bigelow Chapel. This scavenger hunt is best suited for ages 16 and up.  The winning team with the most points will receive a $50 giftcard to Sofra Bakery & Cafe so that the entire team can be treated…

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November 2019

Meditation & Movement for Loss

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Loss and grief are natural components of our life on Earth. In this centering & calming workshop Nancy Webber will offer guided meditations and gentle movement to counteract the pain of loss. In our modern corporate world employees are typically given 72 hours to grieve. We need much more time to process loss. The societal pressures that urge us to move on quickly can back-fire resulting in sadness becoming lodged in our hearts and bodies.  Sometimes sadness cannot be expressed in words…

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Meditation & Movement for Loss

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Bigelow Chapel, Chapel Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Loss and grief are natural components of our life on Earth. In this centering & calming workshop Nancy Webber will offer guided meditations and gentle movement to counteract the pain of loss. In our modern corporate world employees are typically given 72 hours to grieve. We need much more time to process loss. The societal pressures that urge us to move on quickly can back-fire resulting in sadness becoming lodged in our hearts and bodies.  Sometimes sadness cannot be expressed in words…

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