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Tisha has had an eclectic career ranging from a professional dancer to a corporate executive, working for companies/brands ranging from Classic Nintendo to the National Football League. With the unique ability to balance creative visioning with devising business practices, she helped to usher in and/or evolve such initiatives as Pokemon, the NFL’s Business Connect, a Super Bowl business development program, and the NFL’s Women’s Network. As a long-time Open Center student, she discovered her deepest desire, which was to be of service, in a way that honors the holistic well-being of the individual and collective. Having the great honor to…

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Catharine DeLong is a Contemplative Musician and Music-Thanatologist in private practice in New York City. She delivers music vigils to Visiting Nurse Service of New York hospice patients, and others who are approaching the end of life. Catharine is a graduate of the Chalice of Repose Project. She is the current facilitator for the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program. Website: delongharp.com

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Tom provides guidance on the direction and development of the Art of Dying Institute, serves as a faculty liaison, and helps lead program initiatives. For over 30 years, Tom has been at the forefront of transformative and holistic education. From his role in the development of the Omega Institute to president of Integrative Consultants, he has distinguished himself as one of the premier developers and initiators of innovative educational programs. Tom has developed educational programs for, Imperial College London, Smithsonian Institute, Beijing University, Universite Interdisciplinaire de Paris, Foreign Ministry of Panama, Mayo Clinic, Michigan State University and AARP.

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Ralph provides guidance on the direction and development of the Art of Dying Institute, serves as a faculty liaison, and helps lead program initiatives. Ralph is co-founder of the New York Open Center and currently serves as Senior Fellow. Since the Open Center’s inception in 1984 he has created hundreds of programs across the spectrum of holistic learning. In particular, he directs the Esoteric Quest conferences in Europe on the Western Tradition that have now continued for twenty years, and the Art of Dying conferences that address the emergence of a more holistic understanding of death in contemporary America. From 1995…

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