The end result of birth is death. We all know this, and we know it now more than ever. But how often do we deny or avoid looking deeply into the nature of our inevitable death? What would it look like if we were to embrace this precious life while acknowledging the fragility and impermanence of it all?
Investigating the process of dying can be one of the most rewarding and liberating acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to acknowledge The Five Remembrances; We will all grow old, we will all get sick, we will all die, we will all be separated from what we love, and our actions are our only true belongings from which we cannot escape the consequences.
Through this year long practice, we will cultivate Maranasati, death awareness. This will be a year of forgiveness, celebration, gratitude, community, and letting go and letting be with love and kindness.
During our year long exploration, participants will:
- meet monthly via Zoom
- be guided in practical strategies
- experience powerful meditations to open the heart
- engage in small group discussions
- explore self-guided field trips
- connect one-on-one with teachers
- develop meaningful relationships with Dharma friends on the path
-All participants must attend the first meeting
-No more than 2 classes may be missed
-Required text: A Year to Live by Steven Levine
-In addition to attending class each month, participants must commit to meeting with a peer group monthly
*If you are not able to fulfill these requirements, we look forward to practicing with you another time in the future.
We welcome anyone who has the desire to begin this important journey with us regardless of meditation experience or stage of life.
Class will meet every 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 am-12:30 pm
February 28, 2021
March 28, 2021
April 25, 2021
May 23, 2021
June 27, 2021
July 25, 2021
August 22, 2021
September 26, 2021
October 24, 2021
November 28, 2021
December 26, 2021
January 23, 2022
February 27, 2022
Financial assistance is available for historically marginalized populations and we highly encourage you to apply!