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 Dying Into Loving Awareness and Be With. Amita is currently writing the follow-up book to Dandelions Blooming, tentatively titled Dying into Loving Awareness: A Midwife's Tale. In this book, Amita explores the soul's journey in dying and the role of death upon the spiritual path. This will be followed by the book, Be With: Cultivating Presence at the Bedside of the Dying, she will offer the principles, qualities and practice of spiritual presence or being with one another in dying.
Book Tour for Dandelions Blooming. This fall Amita plans to travel 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.