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Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living

Please check back to see when the 2022 Program gets the go ahead.

To apply, please enter the following information:

    Your Full Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Street Address (required)

    Other address info (optional)

    City / Town (required)

    State (required)

    Zip (required)

    Phone Number with Area Code (required)

    Name of person from whom you have asked for a letter of reference. (required)

    Are you requesting financial aid? (required)

    Are you currently affiliated with an organization or facility at which you are or will be doing your companioning? (If you have no such affiliation we can help connect you with one).

    If your answer above is yes, what is the name of the organization or facility?

    If you are requesting financial aid, enter a brief description of the personal or family circumstances under which you require financial assistance to take the program. (required if you are requesting aid)

    How will you submit your required essay? (See sidebar for essay info)
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    If you've chosen to upload your essay as a MS Word or PDF file, attach it here. (500,000 byte size limit) Click the "Browse" button and find your essay file on your computer.

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    Essay Information

    Remember, you must upload on this page, email, or send by postal mail a two-page, double-spaced essay, telling us about yourself in relation to the Program, using the following reflection questions as a guide for the content of your essay. Include any other information you deem relevant.

    • What changes, nudges, invitations do you notice in your life right now that seem to relate to your consideration of this Program?
    • What about the Program particularly attracts you?
    • What hesitations do you feel about participating in the Program?
    • Given your past life experience and knowledge of yourself, what can you tell us about your willingness and capacity to be in a learning, dialogic community with others of different experiences and faith traditions?
    • Are you currently, or have you recently experienced any unattended issues of upheaval, loss, or turmoil in your life that might affect your full participation in the Program?
    • Are there any other factors that might affect your participation in the Program, e.g. ongoing health issues, handicap accessibility, needing help with transportation, planned travel, etc.?
    • Given your life as much as you can envision it for the next year, including your present commitments, can you make a commitment to complete the requirements of the Program? Please review the list of meeting dates for the location to which you are applying to be certain you can attend all scheduled meetings.

    Remember that you must send a recommendation form to a person of your choosing who can send to us directly a letter of recommendation about you .