Death Study Circle


The Death Study Circle is an ongoing, live, monthly study circle open to all.

Participants pay once to join for 6-months. For the equivalent of $20 a month, participants have access to the monthly Death Study Circle facilitated via Zoom by Amy Wright Glenn, founder of the Institute.

Participants can join at any point in the year.

Members of the Institute receive 50% off of the tuition for this course. Simply enter the membership coupon code upon check out. 


I’ve held the hands of the dying. I’ve held the bodies of women as they sway with the hard pain of labor. I know the smell of birth and death. I’ve come to embrace the truth that standing with an open heart in the presence of birth is very much like standing with an open heart in the presence of death.
~ Amy Wright Glenn, Holding Space ~ On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go 

Join Amy Wright Glenn for an ongoing monthly study circle focused on death.

 Death Study Circle
Last Saturday of every month 6-7pm EST
Beginning April 24th, 2021


What does it mean to die?
How is death understood in contemporary society?
How is death portrayed in the media, in our religious/spiritual institutions?
How do you hold space for death in your own heart?

Each month, Amy facilitates an hour long study circle drawing upon:

*Teachings on death/dying from the world’s wisdom traditions
*Contemporary research in thanatology
*News articles relating to death/dying
*Efforts to transform our death & grief phobic culture
*Personal stories/reflections

Each hour-long session is presented live via Zoom. Sessions are not recorded.


All are welcome.


When we lose someone we love, we should remember that the person has not become nothing.  ‘Something’ cannot become ‘nothing,’ and ‘nothing’ cannot become, ‘something.’  Science can help us understand this, because matter cannot be destroyed—it can become energy.  And energy can become matter, but it cannot be destroyed.  In the same way, our beloved was not destroyed; she has just taken on another form.  That form may be a cloud, a child or the breeze.
We can see our loved one in everything.

Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear