WELCOME TO THE SACRED ART OF LIVING 

Sacred Art of Living Center was established in 1996 by Richard and Mary Groves in Bend, Oregon, as a first-of-its-kind non-profit educational institute providing workshops and professional development focused on whole-person caregiving. Their vision brought together more than fifty years of experience in professional health care development, depth psychology, end-of-life care, and cultural studies drawn from the world’s great wisdom traditions. All of the Center’s programs build upon personal resiliency, tools for self-care, skills to help others in all stages of life, and experiences celebrating the beautiful life journey we all share.

Our Programs Include:

Healing the Healers: Art of Living & Dying Series is more about living than about dying. This series of four internationally acclaimed modules draws from the wisdom of our ancestors that the quality of life is enhanced when we do not live in fear or denial of suffering and our mortality. More…

Soul & Science is a virtual destination for caregivers designed to provide information and inspiration through an easy-to-access website. Lesson series provide real-world best practices, as well as continuing education credits. More…

Anamcara is an ancient Gaelic term meaning “soul friend.” The purpose of this two-year certification program is to deepen the quality of all our relationships and enable caregivers to become “compassionate companions” through all the stages of living and dying. More…

The Enneagram is a remarkable tool for psychological and spiritual growth. Our programs are centered around this ancient wisdom tradition which offers clinical insight that helps explain why we behave the way we we do by uncovering our unconscious motivations and deeply rooted influences. More…

SALC Preview Video: the following video is an introduction to the teachings found in our Art of Living and Dying Workshops.

SALC is now welcoming our community to another resource—our Lending Library.  Our Library offers a wide selection of books, all of which promote spiritual growth. More…