SAVE THE DATE! Oct. 2-4, 2015

The Presentation Center, Los Gatos, California Courage, Confidence, and Connections: Home Funerals Now!

Get your calendars out and mark the dates for our upcoming NHFA Conference, October 2-4, 2015. We asked, you answered, and it was overwhelmingly agreed to change our conference schedule from yearly to every other year. We also learned a lot about what type of conference you prefer.

Check out these results from our Conference Survey to see what other members are thinking about planning for future conferences.

We are so excited to have secured a venue that offers connection to nature and a range of beautiful spaces for learning with new and old friends in the home funeral movement. We are all energized and empowered by gathering together.

  • expertise in event planning?
  • an interest in presenting on a home funeral or green burial topic?
  • a burning question you'd like to see explored?
  • if yes, then ...

We need you!

The Board of Directors is actively seeking committee members and ideas for the next NHFA gathering. Please contact any member of the Board to shout out your ideas for the 2015 Conference.


The 2015 conference will be held at The Presentation, a conference center in Los Gatos, California.

Los Gatos Presentation Center, host of the 2015 NHFA Conference

Our keynote speaker:  Frank Ostaseski

We are very excited to have Frank Ostaseski as our keynote speaker for the 2015 National Home Funeral Alliance conference. In 1987 Frank co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. In 2004, he created the Metta Institute to provide broad based education on mindful and compassionate end of life care. His groundbreaking work has been widely featured in the media, including the Bill Moyers television series On Our Own Terms, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in numerous print publications. In 2001, he was honored by H.H. Dalai Lama for his years of compassionate service to the dying and their families.

Frank is a dynamic and visionary Buddhist teacher and international lecturer. He is a frequent keynote speaker for many healthcare organizations. His public programs, writings and recordings have introduced thousands to the practices of contemplative care. More info: www.mettainstitute.org.

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