Buddhist Wisdom on Preparing for Your Own Death
- Southern Dharma
- Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 (4 days)
- Dormitory for Women - $255.00 Double Room - $255.00 One-Person Cabin - $255.00 Tent Platform - $255.00
Registration for this retreat opens June 1, 2017.
“Life is uncertain; death is certain.” -Gautama Buddha.
Each of us will die, not one of us will be left out. Buddhism considers the moments and days surrounding death to be the most important opportunity for enlightenment. In this retreat, you will be offered practical tools, information, and Buddhist teachings to help you plan and prepare for this event. If you allow yourself the time to consider your own death with clarity, loving kindness, compassion and tenderness, you will learn to move beyond—beyond fear, apprehension, and denial. You will move into an acceptance and greater understanding of the nature of impermanence. Your willingness to contemplate and prepare for death will be a gift to yourself and your loved ones: You will create a plan for your physical and spiritual care, a plan that can be referenced before and after your death.
Dharma classes include teachings and practices from Tibetan Buddhism. Services and ritual will include those from the Soto Zen Tradition of Anattasati Magga. Daily schedule includes mindfulness ritual as well as seated and walking meditation, Dharma classes and study periods. Except for Dharma class discussions, the retreat will be held in silence. Southern Dharma library will not be available during this retreat.