The 5th international
death doula training
TRAINING on maui, hawaii september 19 - 23

'Showing Up For Death Nourishing Life'
Gathering on Maui's north shore for 5 days, we will dig, plant and cultivate in the fields of whole spectrum, soul-full care of the dying, their families and the dead.
'Deep caregiving to the dying asks us to be deep people'

This training is for:
- Those being called to this sacred community     work.
- Those already working in these fields.
- Those who care for, or will care for a dying     loved one.
- Anyone who may die one day.

Join us as we deepen our skills, understanding  and attunement essential for providing the spiritual, emotional, psychological and logistical support vital for caregiving and accompanying the dying, their families and the dead.
We will learn how we can support dying people to face their dying time and engage in the work of completing one's life and leaving in peace. Dying well presents a tremendous opportunity for personal, family and community healing.
Supporting people to die well asks us to engage in our own soul-work.
Supporting people to die well helps deepen our willingness and capacity to meet pain, suffering and grief.
This training has the possibility to transform  your life and your death.
It may increase your willingness and capacity to meet what is dying in the world.

This training serves the needs of community members of all ages and from all cultural, economic, religious and spiritual perspectives.

"A death doula, first and foremost, is a ‘placeholder’ in the community,
representing the presence of death in community life and becomes a valued community resource for individuals, families and professionals in these fields."
Reverend Bodhi Be

5th international
Death doula training
September 19 - 23rd, 2023

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Learn how to show up for your community as a resource for families and professionals.

  • Dying well / What does that entail?
  • What is spiritual care?
  • Love and grief
  • Pain and suffering
  • Caring for the dead
  • Facilitating home funerals
  • Psychedelics and Cannabis in the care of the dying
    Tools for self-care, nourishing the caregiver
  • Understanding after-death options
  • Explore issues around the choice to 'end one's life'
  • Network with people working in these fields
  • Learn skills for companioning those with brain changes and their caregivers
  • Learn skills for guiding memorials and funerals
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Qualify for Doorway Into Light’s 6-month certification program

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We are delighted to bring this wide spectrum of teachings to Maui

Our presenters

Reverend Bodhi Be

Caring for the '3 hearts'

Lei'ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao

Hawaiian Cultural Perspectives

Jerrigrace Lyons

Home funerals, Caring for the dead

Bart Windrum

Understanding the 'dying territory'

Mayanna Anderson

Caregiving for those with brain changes

Dream Mullick

The Journey Home : birth, death, rebirth


Since 2012 Doorway Into Light has operated Hawaii's only non-profit and certified green funeral home. We offer options for end-of-life care care that are holistic, sustainable, community and family based and spiritually inclusive.

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“To change our culture, to change our lives, requires the transformation of consciousness, 
and few things shift consciousness as quickly as an awareness of death.”
Reverend Bodhi Be
Ram Dass and Reverend Bodhi Be

Our values

Heart centered

We are here to help , at whatever stage of the journey you may find yourself in. We are here to listen and support you in some of life's most precious and difficult moments.

Green & Sustainable

We are bringing forth options for after-death care that are  natural, holistic, and environmentally sustainable.

Not for profit

We seek to re-invent and revolutionize the funeral home and the funeral industry, transforming the “business of dying” and returning it to “sacred service”.

We are a family, not a team

We work with community organizations, such as local hospices, hospitals, non-profits, and religious organizations in growing and deepening care for the aging and the dying.

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