A short course for Buddhist practitioners on how Buddhist teachings and practice can help us accept and work with the dying and death of loved ones and ourselves. Sessions will include readings, exercises, meditations, and discussions of the emotions and ideas we have about death and dying; the needs of the dying person and how care givers can respond; the needs of care givers as they accompany a dying person; and the experience of grief and grieving and resources for the bereaved.
The course will be led by sangha members who as volunteers or health care professionals have a special interest in end of life care—Anne Mikklesen, Deb Webe, Hannah Sulllivan, Edie Norton, and Andrea Thach. During course sessions, participants will have opportunities to share their own experience, questions and concerns, making our time together a rich and deep conversation.
Although there will be no homework assignments other than further contemplation on the topics, an annotated reading list will be provided for those who would like to study more.
Schedule: Mondays in April plus First Monday in May, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Dharma Hall
Registration & Prerequisites
Registration required. Regular mediation practice and familiarity with Buddhist teachings are advised for this course.
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