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SETU: Learning To Transition from This Life

March 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SETU is the Sanskrit word for “bridge.” In this session, philosophy, psychology, and the arts are used to demonstrate the bridge from present to whatever state of being nonbeing participants envision for themselves.

The session is based on the work of Sri Eknath Easwaran, a former UC Berkeley professor, who wanted to help elders transitioning to their final phase in life bridge their present lives to future selves. Foundational texts of human history, from the Torah to the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita and Vedas, the Tao Te Ching, and the Quaran, all speak to this timeless aspect of the human being.

Questions that will be explored include the following:

  • How would you discuss with elders their feelings about their later years?
  • How does practicing the basic values of eldership help one to die in peace?
  • How can you soothe yourself and delve into your spiritual nature?

To attend this session, register for American Society on Aging’s Aging in America  Conference

The session will be held in the Hilton’s Union Square 13, Monday, March 26, from 1 pm to 2 pm.


Nader Shabahangi, PhD, AgeSong Founder & CEO; Dr. Sally Gelardin, EdD, Career/Caregiving Educator; Kadir Uyanak, AgeX Founder & CEO; and Kyrie Carpenter, MA, Coach & Elder Advocate, Changing Aging.



March 26, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sally Gelardin


Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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