• November 8, 2014
  • 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 11/08/2014 10:00 am 11/08/2014 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Ritual, Death and Transformation: Lessons from Burning Man and the Zen Hospice Project with Rosalie Barnes and Roy Remer Workshop participants will explore the role of temporal art and ritual in their own lives, Burning Man’s tradition of the Temple, and Zen Hospice Project’s spiritual practice of sitting with impermanence. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Workshop participants will explore the role of temporal art and ritual in their own lives, Burning Man's tradition of the Temple, and Zen Hospice Project's spiritual practice of sitting with impermanence. Participants will bundle personal objects to mark a passage or honor a deceased loved one, and the workshop will culminate in a burn ritual of participants' creations.

Zen Hospice Project began helping people in 1987, and continues to offer programs and trainings that blend spiritual practice with service to the dying. Burning Man is world-famous for its fire art, and offers an annual tradition of building and burning a temple that honors those lost in the previous year. In this workshop, participants will create offerings to loved ones who have passed, discuss and meditate on the meaning of death in their lives, and explore art making and burning as a transformative experience.



Rosalie Barnes, EdM, wrangles government relations and community affairs for Black Rock City, the company that produces the Burning Man event. Prior to moving to the West Coast, Rosalie was a teacher and earned two degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been a caregiver volunteer with the Zen Hospice program since 2013. www.burningman.com

Roy Remer is the Director of Volunteer Services at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. He has been a hospice caregiver since 1997. In addition to his hospice work, Roy is a nature-based rites of passage guide with Earthways. He is dedicated to supporting persons through all of life's major transitions. www.zenhospice.org





Special Guests
David Best is an internationally renowned American sculptor. He is well known for building immense temples out of recycled wood sheets (discarded from making toys and other punch-outs) for the Burning Man festivals, where they are then burnt to the ground in a spectacle of light and heat.

Dave X is a licensed pyrotechnician and the Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man. He teaches internationally, guiding others to build fire effects and make fire offerings. www.burningman.com

Crimson Rose as a co-founder of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and Burning Man Project, Crimson Rose's life passion and work have focused on the arts and artistic expression. She began participating in the Burning Man event in 1991, and developed the process and infrastructure that support and fund the large-scale participatory art works that Burning Man is renowned for. The vast landscape of the Black Rock Desert inspires limitless possibilities for impactful interactive art. With Crimson's guidance, Burning Man serves as an inspirational limitless canvass, the works of which now find public placement in cities around the world and serve as catalytic sparks for community collaboration.




LECTURE>>
Friday, November 7, 2014
7:00PM-9:00PM
CIIS Main Building
$15/$20 at the door

WORKSHOP*
Saturday & Sunday
November 8-9, 2014
10:00AM-5:30PM
CIIS Main Building
$230/$250/$270 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
*The workshop includes Friday's lecture
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13 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students.

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