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Saturday, Jul 16: Making Home Funerals

We're all dying to save a little money, right? That's what the DIY movement is about: saving money and time while also being independent enough to learn and accomplish things on your own. But I bet you've never considered taking care of funerals for loved ones by yourself. Well, at the Albuquerque Shambhala Center on Saturday, July 16, from 8:15am-3:30pm you can learn just that. After an introduction to Making Home Funerals with the film Family Undertaking you'll learn about laws and resources for home funeral-making in New Mexico, how to prepare a body at home and then finally contemplate the Bardo (which, from what I can gather, is a meditation of the self and death) with everyone present. The class is $35, or people can opt to pay more to take part in the center's generosity program to help other folks who can't afford $35. Now for a takeaway death joke: Old journalists never die, they just get de-pressed. Albuquerque Shambhala Center • Sat Jul 16 • 8:15am-3:30pm • $35 • View on Alibi calendar