April 20, 2024 7:00pm

The Last Ecstatic Days Virtual Screening

The Last Ecstatic Days Virtual Screening

Nina Rao | Dr Aditi Sethi

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Saturday, April 20

7:00pm ET

$10 | Online

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Watch “The Last Ecstatic Days” with Nina Rao & Aditi Sethi

Tibet House invites you to a preview screening on March 6th at 7 pm of the forthcoming documentary “The Last Ecstatic Days,” followed by a conversation with Dr. Aditi Sethi, a hospice doctor and death doula featured in the film, and musician and podcast host Nina Rao.

Synopsis

Ethan Sisser, a young man with terminal brain cancer, sits alone in his hospital room.  When he starts livestreaming his death journey on social media, thousands of people around the world join to celebrate his courage. Still, Ethan envisions more – to teach the world how to die without fear.  To do that, he needs to film his death.

Honoring Ethan’s wish, his doctor Aditi Sethi transports him to an idyllic house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What unfolds next is a story rarely glimpsed: how a community of strangers helps a young man die with grace.

A sensory immersion into leaving the body, “The Last Ecstatic Days” reveals a man who will not let us forget him – even after he’s taken his final breath.

Post-screening discussion with Nina Rao & Aditi Sethi moderated by producer, Prerana Thakurdesai

  • Dr. Aditi Sethi is a hospice and palliative care physician, end-of-life doula, musician and executive director of Center for Conscious Living & Dying. Featured in The Last Ecstatic Days,  Aditi is an emerging and important voice for shifting our culture’s understanding and approach to dying, death, and bereavement care.
  • Nina first learned bhajans as a young girl from her grandfather, and the chants stayed quietly with her until she rediscovered this powerful practice with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Since then she has been KD’s business manager and accompanies him musically. In 1998 she met her guru, Sri Siddhi Ma in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent time with her regularly for 19 years. She has been chanting regularly as her main practice, has recorded albums, leads chant events, studies Veda chanting and, sacred texts, is a hospice volunteer, is a podcast host, goes on yatra/pilgrimage, and is a wildlife conservationist. Visit NinaRaoChant.com for more information

 

 

Featuring

Dr. Aditi Sethi is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Conscious Living & Dying. She is a hospice and palliative care physician, end-of-life doula, and musician. Featured in the documentary  “The Last Ecstatic Days,” Aditi is an emerging and important voice for shifting our culture’s understanding and approach to dying, death, and bereavement care.
NINA RAO learned traditional chants from her grandfather as young girl in a village in south India. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 1998 she met her guru, Sri Siddhi Ma in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent time with her regularly for 19 years. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and accompanies him musically as well. In 2007, she recorded the track ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’ CD “Flow of Grace”; January 2013 she released her debut double-album, “Antarayaami-Knower of All Hearts”; August 2018 her second album “Anubhav” was released entirely crowd-funded. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in New York and beyond, and leads workshops and courses online across many platforms She is also the founder and chairwoman of the non-profit SavingWildTigers.org which supports the conservation of wild tigers and all species in their natural habitat in India. In addition, she hosts a podcast series on the Be Here Now Network exploring spirituality, practice, and Nature. She is currently recording mantras to Tara in the Buddhist tradition, with 21 Taras Collective.  For more information visit NinaRaoChant.com.  

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