The Course at The Centre


Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

Tuesdays October 8 - November 19 6:30 - 9:30pm

Learning to Live by Listening to The Dying

A seven week life-enriching course that explores our perceptions, feelings and beliefs about life and death 

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"Death Demands Life"

To live more fully we must look at an natural aspect of our living that will greet us all, dying. Our society's perception of death and dying is one of fear, anxiety, sadness and hopelessness. However, simply by looking at the transient nature of our lives, through a facilitated guided reflection, we can come to a deeper awareness of the fullness of each day, if not each moment. 

The Course at The Centre, 'Learning to Live by Listening to The Dying' is a journey for those interested in living more fully. Together we look at the face of dying as we look inward to bear witness to that which truly brings us hope, peace and joy.  

The Course That Could Change How You Live


"Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you were about to act now!"  

Victor Frankl

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When we reflect on our own mortality, the inevitable fact that we all die, every one of us, an awareness springs forth in the moment about how we are being, and living, in this present moment. Questions begin to surface, what is the value with which I conduct my daily living? Am I expressing who I truly am and want to be? What brings me joy, freedom, love, happiness, peace, and why am I not moving towards it if one day I will cease to be alive? 

A very common fear among the dying is to 'not be remembered', or 'to be forgotten'. Every day we are creating our legacy, in fact, every minute of the day. A self-reflective journey, as experienced in The Course, serves to focus our attention on the present in creating the moment we will one day be remembered for. In that, we learn to live more fully, and harvest a more mindful and present way of being.

The experience of The Course at The Centre offers a self-reflective journey that brings us back to our 'centres', to what is meaningful and authentic in the way we live and grow.   

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life."

Mark Twain

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Upcoming Workshops


Kintsugi Bowl: The Art of Precious Scars

August 3rd  9:00am - 1:00pm

A two-part, experiential workshop that utilizes a tangible medium, the bowl, to facilitate healing and transformation through our physical, emotional and psychospiritual 'scars'.

The Voice of Love: A Seminar in Higher Learning

New Session Coming. Stay tuned!

How do we interface with what life presents us? Do we choose our path or does it choose us? What guides our movement through our lives, is it intuition, destiny, a Higher power, or the fundamental emotions of love and fear?


The Verbs and Nouns of Life!
Coming Soon!


If this Course speaks to you...


Join us for an experiential journeying to learn to live more fully, in the light dying.