Projects We Are Funding in 2019
In 2019, donations will support the following activities:
Free copies of Dandelions Blooming for community hospice organizations. One of the gifts of creating our own publishing imprint is the ability to donate books to those who can use it most. For every $5000 in donations, we can provide 250 free print copies to local hospice and palliative care organizations.
Production and distribution of an audiobook edition of Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks, narrated by Amita Lhamo. Many potential readers of this book are hospice and home health care workers, commuters traveling in their cars, individuals unable to read due to health issues, and small groups that would like to listen and dialogue as a group. An audiobook enables readers to listen to the book and hear the stories within the tradition of oral storytelling.
Production, publication, and release of Be With: Cultivating Presence at the Bedside of the Dying. Amita is currently writing Be With: Cultivating Presence at the Bedside of the Dying. In this book, she offers principles, qualities, and practice of spiritual presence or being with one another in dying. Plans are to release this book by late spring/early summer 2020.
Book Tour for Dandelions Blooming and Be With. This fall Amita will be traveling to multiple communities, visiting bookstores, hospice organizations, spiritual communities, and private groups. She will offer talks, book readings, and discussions, inviting intimate conversations about dying and spiritual presence.