Providing companions for the dying and nurturing new and seasoned companions through contemplative training programs which support the integration of their service into their inner lives ...

… offering retreats, workshops and programs to support those who attend the dying and collaborate with institutions that share this purpose ...

… reaching out to the general public through programs to assist in the exploration of the meaning of death and offer support for family care-givers...

Our Core Program, Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living, was created to empower and support persons both in companioning the dying and in living fuller, more courageous lives.

Since its founding in 2009, Companioning the Dying has been deeply committed to nourishing those who feel called to serve the dying. Our contemplative programs are designed to support them in integrating the full impact of this service on their own inner lives, thus deepening their capacity to be present to themselves, to the dying, and to all of life. Since its founding, over one hundred fifty people have participated in our Core Program, serving the dying in hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, in their families, and in many other settings.”

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Our Core Program, Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living, is paused as we work to reinvision a hybrid or online offering.  

See “Programs: Locations and Times” for further details.

Applications due date on hold.

CEUs AVAILABLE!  The Core Program has been approved by National Association of Social Workers – Maryland Chapter for up to 53 Continuing Education Units (Category I) for social workers who complete the program.


The “Companioning the Dying ” course was so helpful in my role as a Parish Nurse. It gave me new insights and  a deeper understanding of the needs of terminally ill parishioners and their families. It showed me what a  privilege it is to walk this road with them! –Parish Nurse