Caroline Yongue

  • Director of Center for End of Life Transitions
  • Death Care Midwife
  • Doula for the Dying
  • Educator

After a long spiritual search, I committed to a Buddhist mindfulness practice in 1990 and since have become a lay Buddhist minister in the Soto Zen tradition. In 1995, I began working towards a greater understanding of the death and dying process when I discovered my own fears around the transition and journey that each of us will take.  It wasn’t long before I was asked to research this topic to help my spiritual community be prepared for their own deaths.  Memorial services and weddings balance out my offerings to this community. I feel blessed to participate in the life transitions of families and individuals, moments that have deeply touched my heart. I am often asked why I have chosen this path to follow. Death will touch each of us. No one will be left out.  It is a gift and honor to be part of this transition.

 

Ruth Ostrenga

  • Death Care Midwife
  • Doula for the Dying
  • Educator

I have been training in Soto Zen Buddhism with her teacher Nancy Spence of Anattasati Magga Sangha in Asheville, NC since 2000 and am ordained as a Lay Buddhist Minister. My reward in working with CEOLT is guiding families through the process of home funerals and tending to their loved one in the home after death. I am honored and privileged to work with families in these settings which are so profoundly intimate and life affirming, even in death. CEOLT work continues to allow me the opportunity to keep my heart open to all that life presents.

 

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Supported by Anattasati Magga, Inc., a Buddhist Sangha for the Laity.
The Center for End of Life Transitions is a nonprofit, all-faiths project.
All donations are tax-deductible.