In 2020 I was privileged to speak with Bodhi Be of Doorway into the Light. We recorded a half hour chat about life and death where Bodhi asks me about what bought me to death and how I am supporting my local community. Over our time chatting we talk through dying and death, community involvement, empowerment and changing the narrative of how we approach end of life. Talking with Bodhi was enriching and I enjoyed my time with him.
Despite the internet dropping out for a few seconds through the middle, I hope you find this a valuable interview!
About Bodhi Be –
Bodhi Be, the Executive Director, is a teacher, guide and ordained minister in the universal Sufi lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Samuel Lewis. He is an independent funeral director, hospice volunteer, end-of-life and bereavement counselor, notary, ceremonialist, and the founder and president of Doorway Into Light’s The Death Store. He is happily married for 36 years, parent and step-parent to 5 grown children. A grandparent, coffin maker, death doula and educator, artist, entrepreneur and organic homesteader on Maui, where he has resided for 45 years.
About Doorway into the Light –
Founded by Reverend Bodhi Be, Leilah Be, and Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Alpert), Doorway Into Light is engaged in advocacy and educational programs on conscious aging, dying and death.Here on Maui, we’re working with families and professionals in these fields, as well as actively engaged in helping dying people and their families and care-givers.