Join Dr. Deerheart on a literary journey to explore cultural and historical
views on death from around the world.

Shared stories have a unique way of creating connections between us.

Whether we’re reading fiction or non-fiction, books can give us a tangible framework to discuss topics our larger culture considers taboo — like death, loss, grief, love, and making the most of our finite lives.

Our book club meetings are safe spaces to wander and ponder, to share, to explore, — and to reflect on this illuminating mystery. Join us and venture into our individual and collective psyche to explore the captivating and sacred, universal ritual of death.

Our book club meetings are held online every Thursday of the month, 5:00pm - 6:30pm Pacific. (*Registration for the February Book Club has closed).

Recent book club selections have included:

  • In Love: A Memoir of Love & Loss by Amy Bloom, an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love.
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison, an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery.
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy, features lessons on two of Tolstoy's most persistent themes: life and death.
  • Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death & Dying by Sallie Tisdale, a lyrical, thought-provoking, yet practical perspective informed by Sallie’s years as a palliative care nurse.
  • The Book of Two Ways: A Novel by Jodi Picoult, explores questions including What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind?
  • Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani and Wayne W. Dyer recounts Anita’s extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth.

We’re excited to share this mystical offering with others who are looking to delve into their hearts and peer at death as a way to inspire them to live life more deeply.


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Free events like this are made possible by our generous supporters. Because we never, ever charge for our services, we simply could not exist without you. Please consider giving what you can, but know that it is not a requirement to register.

We hope you’ll come alongside us as a donor to co-create a world in which life has more depth and meaning — because we embrace and honor the end-of-life process.

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Meet Dr. Andrea Deerheart

Andrea Deerheart, PhD
, is the founder of The HeartWay, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to embracing life through honoring death. Her pioneering work draws on her wisdom gathered over decades spent providing loving care and healing to those on the journey of conscious living and dying. Andrea’s primary work and teaching focus on issues related to aging, radiant well-being, cultural mythology, death and dying, and living a more compassionate life — as well as grief, loss, and mindful, compassionate care.

The author of the recording Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions, Andrea is also a 500hrRYT yoga instructor (the highest international standard for yoga teachers), a Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor, and a sought-after consultant, educator, writer, and poet.

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