Book Discussion & Signing - "Overcoming the Fear of Death"
Offered by the Austin Bahá'í Community Sunday Fireside Committee
[THIS EVENT will be on "FACEBOOK LIVE"]
“Overcoming the Fear of Death: Through Each of the 4 Main Belief Systems” — What is death? Is it the end, the beginning, or a transition?
Author and Life After Life Expert Kelvin Chin will help us rethink both how we respond to the death of a loved one, and how we think about our own death. He will discuss the 4 main beliefs that underlie all the religious and cultural beliefs about death that exist in the world. By looking through the lens of each of those beliefs, he is able to discuss death and dying in a non-religious way to help people of all ages and cultures reduce and eliminate their fear of death. The 4 Main Beliefs About Death: 1) No Belief in Afterlife 2) Afraid of Afterlife 3) No Fear of Afterlife 4) Belief in Past Lives
This discussion will be thought provoking, yet entertaining since Kelvin is a story-teller. All ages are welcome.
Kelvin Chin is a resident of Austin. He is the Executive Director and Founder of both the Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundation and the nonprofit TurningWithin.org. Working with audiences on death and dying issues since the 1980's, Kelvin has taught numerous seminars and workshops worldwide.
He is the author of a new 2016 Amazon best-selling book: “Overcoming the Fear of Death: Through Each of the 4 Main Belief Systems,” which takes a non-religious approach to reducing the fear of death. His book and work has been featured in Newsweek, Business Insider, Kaiser Health News, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, El Sol, World Journal, and the Physicians News Digest, and many others.
He was a state-certified Long Term Care Ombudsman for the California Department of Aging, and a co-founder of the Center For Medical Ethics and Mediation. He is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Kelvin’s career includes teaching meditation worldwide to more than 1,000 people since the 1970's in schools, businesses, the U.S. Army and at West Point. He also formerly held CMO roles at AmLaw100 law firms, and was a VP for the American Arbitration Association.
Kelvin was born in Boston, raised in Norwood, Massachusetts, and has since lived and worked in 6 countries. He has delivered more than 2,000 presentations worldwide. While at Dartmouth College, he studied at the Université de Strasbourg, France. He is a graduate of Dartmouth, Yale Graduate School and Boston College Law School, and is the father of two artistically talented children.
Kelvin can be contacted at www.OvercomingTheFearOfDeath.org and followed on Twitter at @KelvinHChin
[Offered by the Austin Bahá'í Community Sunday Fireside Committee]