The Buddha advised that we should remember often that we are of the nature to grow old, we are of the nature to become sick, we are of the nature to die, we will be separated and parted from all that is dear and beloved to us. Being human means that all of us are touched by death – our own and of those we love. This doesn’t have to be bad news. Understanding the impermanent nature of life and the inevitability of death can open us up to appreciate and embrace the preciousness of each moment and to let go when we get entangled in the small, unimportant stuff that contributes to our stress and suffering. We can experience life more vibrantly and fully – embracing both the joys and sorrows that come our way.
Please join us for a day of meditation on the topic of mindfulness of death as a subject for contemplation and concentration led by Robert Cusick. The daylong will start at 9am and will end at 4pm. There will be periods of guided and silent meditation as well as time for discussion. Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch. There will be a limited number of cushions – please bring your own, if possible. For more information, please see the flyer:
This day is offered freely for all to attend – donations will be gladly accepted.