Free teleconference with Katy Butler to explore end-of-life care and medical profession

Katy Butler

When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved one go?”

This will be the subject of a free teleconference on Wednesday, November 13, with award-winning science writer and Buddhist practitioner Katy Butler (an experienced Zen meditator, Butler has received lay ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh into his Tiep Hien Order). Sponsored by the Metta Institute, the teleconference promisesan honest examination of the medical profession’s handling of end-of-life care,” inspired by Butler’s deeply personal new memoir about her own parents’ passage, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death.

While the teleconference with Katy Butler is free, participants must register ahead of time and may do so here. If those registered cannot participate live (3:00 – 4:00 pm EST), they will receive a link afterward to download a podcast of the conversation.

Katy Butler’s first-person essay on blending Buddhist practice and nature worship was included in Best Buddhist Writing 2006; this anthology series is produced by the editors of Shambhala Sun magazine.