Let’s join together to meditate and talk about supporting the people in our lives (including ourselves) who may struggle with hopelessness, helplessness, or suicide in these difficult times.
We will discuss – and experience – the importance of connection, community, and compassion.
If you are considering giving up or if you know someone who might be at risk for suicide, please call 800-273-TALK (8255) and visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The need for physical distancing leaves many of us isolated and in distress. This is a chance to sit together virtually, dialogue about this important topic, and connect.
“The opposite of suicide is not merely to remain alive. The opposite of suicide is connection.”
Feb. 20th: with special guest Patrick Park.
This month Patrick will share teachings about the three kinds of suffering and how to work with them in a supportive way. He will also discuss the four pillars of Zen.
Patrick Park began practicing meditation in 2003 and has sat over a hundred retreats. He is a senior Dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Patrick has worked as a professional singer-songwriter since 2002. His experience and interest in suicidality includes serving as a crisis counselor and supervisor at the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center since 2014. Patrick is a proud husband and father.