Kathleen Dowling Singh
Kathleen Dowling Singh is trained academically in transpersonal psychology and works as a mentor for deep psychospiritual growth work. She lectures widely throughout the United States on spirituality at the end of life, spiritual transformation in the midst of life, and meditative and contemplative practices.
Kathleen is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die (HarperOne, 1998), a book named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books in Spirituality the year it was published and recognized as a landmark in the field. The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older(WisdomPublications, 2014) has struck a chord with sincere practitioners who wish to use their aging years for spiritual maturation and ripening. It was named one of the best of 2014 by Spirituality and Practice Magazine.
In addition, she is the author of “The Gift of Attention” in The Wisdom of Listening (Wisdom, 2003), “Full Circle” in Oneing: Evidence (CAC, 2014) and “Confronting Our Mortality” in Oneing: Ripening (CAC, 2013), both publications of Richard Rohr’s.
A longtime dharma student and practitioner, sometime teacher, she maintains the ability to speak in broad language, accessible to those of any faith. She participates as Guest Faculty in Heavenly Messengers: Awakening through Illness, Aging, and Death, a collaborative program offered by Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Metta Institute. She served or has served on the boards of Graceful Passages, Growthhouse, and Companioning the Dying.
Kathleen lives in Sarasota, Florida, close to many of her four children and seven grandchildren. She is currently at work on Pilgrimage: Our Lives Through the Lens of Awakening, a book offering instruction in the practice of spiritual biography as well as the awakening stories of revered teachers and longtime practitioners.