Prerequisite: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
In our death-denying culture, few of us contemplate the inevitability of our death or that it could happen at any time. It's possible to use death as an object of contemplation to help us awaken to the fragile, fleeting, and precious nature of our lives. Contemplating death and inquiring together in community encourages us to be more real, more clear about our priorities, and more courageous. Paradoxically, many discover that contemplating our mortality is vital to putting us in touch with our best and truest self.
This is an invitation to meet in a class format once a month for 9 months to explore what matters most when we understand our time is limited.
We will meet for 2.5 hours every month and will use inquiry, deep listening, and journaling exercises to explore specific themes such as our ideas and beliefs about death, reflections on impermanence and emptiness, writing a life review, re-imagining our life's purpose, preparing for death, and how to engage life here and now.
This course is inspired by the book A Year to Live by Stephen Levine. Please join us in creating a safe space where all participants can explore their views about mortality and feel supported in opening to the Deathless.
Monthly attendance and active participation are required.