An Esalen® Workshop.
From The Comfort of Your Home.

The six-week course runs June 28th - August 8th, 2021, and includes two hours a week of live, online instruction plus a one-hour Q&A session available weekly for attendees for a tuition of $580 or an early bird rate of $450 for those signing up by May 17th. The course is available as a stand-alone or as a prerequisite to a Death Doula Certification from Esalen Healing Arts. 

Although most of us fear death, we are not consciously aware that death is a central part of what moves us beyond ourselves and serves as the basis for living meaningfully.

For anybody wishing to educate themselves about their approaching death and anyone who may one day care for a dying loved one, this course offers a new perspective.

  • Gain a deeper connection to what is most important

  • Develop a better relationship with aging

  • Cultivate deeper self-acceptance

  • Put an end to procrastination

  • Learn to live with a broken heart

  • Expand your relationship with self and others

Reverend Bodhi Be shares how he came to understand life as a process of learning to die well, and how we can all benefit from this insight.

“In restoring aging, dying, grieving and death back to their rightful places in the community commons and conversations, we become a more balanced, healthy and vibrant community. We reclaim the work of caring for the dying as community building and sacred work.”

-Reverend Bodhi Be

Who is The Reverend Bodhi Be?

As the founder of the Doorway into Light nonprofit on Maui, Reverend Bodhi is immersed in the conscious and continuous – and by all accounts loving and compassionate – care of dying people.  

Reverend Bodhi actively serves as an interfaith minister, a funeral director of a nonprofit certified green funeral home, an end of life and bereavement counselor, death doula and trainer of professionals around the world. 

Reverend Bodhi is also a coffin maker, the Executive Director of Doorway Into Light and continues to guide others in home funerals.


  • Who is this program for?

    This course is for those interested in living life to the fullest through creating a healthy relationship with death and dying. This course is also for those who support others in end of life processes and care.

  • How long is this course?

    This course takes place over 6 weeks and can be attended in real time or through video replay.

  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course you will learn how to embrace aging, death and dying as a path to living well. We will dive into the nature of death and our relationship to it. We will uncover the secret to living fully through embracing our inevitable end.

  • What is the cost of this course?

    The complete cost of this course is $580. Early-bird registration is available for $450 for all participants who enroll at least 30 days in advance.

  • Is this course online or in-person?

    This course is delivered 100% online through video streaming and video replay. You'll be invited to interact live with Bodhi throughout the presentations and during open office hours.

Course Tuition

The six-week course runs June 28th - August 8th, 2021. Includes two hours a week of live, online instruction plus a weekly one-hour Q&A session. Complete with all course materials and downloadable resources.

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