In our culture, talking about the inevitability of aging, illness, and death are often seem as grim and dark. Yet awareness of these realities can, in many ways, add a tremendous depth and clarity to our lives. Stephen Levine, one of the pioneers in this focus and author of A Year to Live, describes what he sees as a process of healing and renewal, focusing our attention more fully and joyfully, living with the knowledge that every moment matters.
In this dharma friends group we will explore how this awareness of the natural limits to our lives can help us wake up and live fully, with more of the wisdom and compassion described in the dharma. In a small group setting we will explore the mysteries of our mortality using small group practice, reading, and shared reflection to create a climate of safety and support .
Event Location: As a dharma friends group, we will meet in members’ homes or other off-site locations.
Event Date: The group will begin in August and run for 6 months, specific dates to be determined in consultation with the group
Event Time: Late afternoon / early evening, specifics to be determined with group.
Event Cost: dana
The group will be limited to 10-12 people