The VBIANDS group (Virginia Beach friends of the International Association for Near-Death Studies) meets monthly to hear speakers on Near-Death Experiences (NDEs); other spiritually transformative experiences (STEs); the integration of such experiences; and the information and lessons learned from those experiences about God, life, death, and humanity. A group lunch following the meeting provides opportunity for discussion, and more in-depth workshops are often offered in the afternoon by our speakers.
All are welcome, whether you have had an NDE or STE, if you have suffered the loss of a loved one, or if you are merely interested in learning more about these topics and meeting like-minded kindred spirits. Support is also available for anyone who has had an NDE or STE and is trying to learn more about and integrate the experience.
The Virginia Beach IANDS Group is an affiliate of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. IANDS is the leading-edge group for the study of NDEs, founded in 1981 by four pioneer researchers and now internationally recognized authorities on Near-Death Experiences, including Drs. Kenneth Ring (author of “Lessons from the Light”) and Raymond Moody, (author of "Life After Life").