5 Wishes Workshop: preparing a living will and advanced care plan

Saturday Nov 5, 1pm to 5pm

In person workshop - Saturday Nov 5, 1pm to 5pm

5 Wishes is a living will and advanced care plan that addresses personal, emotional and spiritual needs, along with medical and legal wishes when one is dying.  It is a legal document in the U.S. and in California only needs your signature and the signature of 2 witnesses.

5 Wishes addresses and designates

  • who you want to make health care decisions for (your legal Power of Attorney / health care agent)
  • the kind of medical treatment you do and don’t want (medication, life support) in different situations (close to death, in a coma, brain damage, etc.)
  • how comfortable you want to be (pain management, physical contact, hygiene, etc.)
  • how you want people to treat you (where you want to be, who you want to be with, what you want them to be doing, or not doing)
  • what you want your loved ones to know

It’s also a way to initiate conversations about death with your loved ones.

During the month of October we will be discussing impermanence and death on Sangha Nights. We’re also offering this 3 hour workshop to complete the legal 5 Wishes Document. We’ll go through it together, step by step. You can then choose to keep yours as a hard copy, or it can be a rough draft if you decide to do the online digital option, that you can easily change at any time.

If you are interested in taking this workshop and creating a living will / advance care directive, please watch this video to get the background information:


and  if you’re still interested, please register below!

Please check you can agree to our current safety requirements listed here. We will ask you to confirm when you arrive. 


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Booking Deadline Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2022
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