Life and death are of supreme importance – Time passes swiftly and opportunity is lost – Let us awaken – Do not squander your life. -NIGHT PRAYER
You will die
The time of death is uncertain
At that time, only your spiritual practice will help you.
These three phrases are from the extended Meditations on Death, (attributed often to the 10th Century teacher Atisha). The extended nine meditations in our practice, help us die again and again.
Why is there such an emphasis on death and dying?
In this interactive workshop we will go through the nine points, experientially, and mentally, looking deeply into our true nature, and the in doing so, nature of death.
Participants will learn the practice, (hand-outs) and practical information for integrating these wisdom teachings.
Andrea Vecchione, earned a PhD. in Religion and Philosophy with a focus on Buddhism, Hinduism, and world religions. She spent over six years living in India, Bali, and Thailand, where she studied multiple practices around death, dying, mediation, yoga and transformation. Her many years of teaching and practicing Buddhist philosophy and meditation is the foundation of her approach to cultivating a healthy relationship with death and dying. She combines years of practice, knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, and teachings from her "end of life" teachers, (Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell) after completing their program through the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
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