Psychologist Kathleen Dowling Singh to Present ‘The Grace in Dying’

September 10, 2014 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

A psychologist, Kathleen Dowling Singh works with dying patients at a major hospice in Florida.

Her landmark book, The Grace in Dying, is a moving illumination of the spiritual dimensions of life’s final transition. Her work has been compared to the seminal studies of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and her message is one of hope, comfort and spiritual transformation.

Singh will present The Grace in Dying on Thursday, September 18, at Elmhurst College.

A longtime dharma practitioner and transpersonal psychologist, Singh is the author of several books on aging and spirituality. The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die (1998) was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books in Spirituality the year it was published. The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older (2014) has struck a chord with those seeking to use their aging years for spiritual maturation and ripening. Singh speaks widely, on such topics as spiritual transformation and meditative practices, as well as the development of compassionate presence, mindfulness, and a variety of end-of-life issues.

Singh’s talk, part of the Speaking of Faith lecture series at Elmhurst College, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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