An Initiative of the New York Open Center: Toward Achieving An Art of Living

Advanced Programs & Trainings

An Engaged Community

The Art of Dying Institute

The Art of Dying Institute, an initiative of the New York Open Center is dedicated to fostering an engaged community of practitioners; researchers & scholars; educators; front-line innovators; partners; and investors to address the need for a cultural awakening around the theme of death, how we die, and the consequences for how we live.





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The Five Pillars

Love moment between mother and patient child in a hospital bedPillar I: Education & Training: We will offer integrative courses, workshops, advanced training and professional certification programs taught leading practitioners and scholars in the field of death, dying and the exploration of consciousness.




Pillar II: Research: We will partner with universities, medical centers, hospice care and other front-line organizations, including associations, government entities, foundations, corporations and individual investors, to facilitate and support opportunities to explore and document holistic modalities in end-of-life care, research, and data collection.



Pillar III: Resource Center: We will serve as a resource center and go to place for the dissemination of practical how-to manuals, white papers, scholarly works, books, resource and organization lists, videos, and audio recordings through our website, social media, and in print.



Pillar IV: Engaged Community: We will provide various engagement opportunities in-house, on-line, and off-site with partners, including talks, presentations, conferences, online forums, blogs, surveys, radio shows, and gatherings.



Pillar V: Donor Advised Fund: We will actively solicit, secure and distribute investor/donor funds in the death and dying space; offering tailored fund management services that match donor interests with Institute partners.