Learn about the power of meditation in this session with Ralph Steele titled “Mindfulness, Mortality and Self Care.”

Ralph Steele is the founder of the Life Transition Meditation Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he serves as the guiding meditation teacher. He is also the Founder of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Training Program at Northern New Mexico Community College. He is a Buddhist monk and author of Tending the Fire, which explores his year as a monk in Thailand and Myanmar.  Along with his interest in preserving the Theravada tradition, he is dedicated to making the dharma available to culturally diverse populations.

Event Location: Cooper Art Studio, 130 Quincy NE. Donations welcome. Ralph Steele will sign his book, which will be available for sale.

Register for all Before I Die ABQ Festival events here.

And here are other great upcoming activities in the Before I Die ABQ Festival:

  • A tour of historic Fairview cemetery (established 1881), and the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI);
  • “Answering Your Burning Questions About Cremation” information session;
  • Panel discussions on “Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die” on medical care and end-of-life issues;
  • “Jewish Burial Equals Green Burial” at the Jewish Community Center;
  • Death Cafe discussions at Albuquerque Senior & Multigenerational Centers;
  • A tour of the Fathers Building Futures casket building workshop;
  • Panel discussion and presentation on financial and legal issues related to end-of-life;
  • “Mindfulness, Mortality and Self-Care,” a meditation session with world-renowned teacher Ralph Steele.

Remember, attendees at all Before I Die ABQ Festival events can enter drawings for a free cremation from The Neptune Society of Albuquerque and a cedar “coff-urn” from The Old Pine Box.

Festival Sponsors

The Before I Die ABQ Festival is made possible by these sponsors: