A Year. 365 days. 52 weeks. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. What if you only had one year of living left?
The Practice of Wearing Skin: Explorations in Living While Dying March 6-April 24, 2022 2:30-4:00pm via ZOOM and in person *This series is part of the national 2022 ReImagine Festival www.letsreimagine.org
It's a paradox, isn't it, this human life contained in the confines of a body that lasts for such a limited period of time?
The great, late Buddhist teacher Stephen Levine will loosely guide our time together through his compelling work A Year to Live, his practice of living as if he had only one more year to experience his life.
We'll start our time together with a reflection question that emerges from chosen chapters of Stephen's book, followed by a quiet time of contemplative silence and pondering(which could include artmaking or writing) before we gather together to share what has risen up within us.
Schedule for this series:
Week One: March 6: Catching Up with Your Life, Practice Dying Preparing to Die, Dying from the Common Cold
Week Two: March 13: Renewing Evolution, Famous Last Words Fear of Fear, Noticing A Commitment to Life, Fear of Dying Fear of Death
Week Three: March 20: The Moment of Death, The Act of Dying, Dying Contemplation
Week Four: March 27: Forgiveness
Week Five: April 3: Gratitude
Week Six: April 7: Keeping a Journal, Altaring Your Life Living in the Body, With Death Just Over my Shoulder, Letting Go of Control, Who Dies?
Week Seven: April 17: After-Death Experiences Beyond the House of Death, Return Appearances, Reincarnation, Disposing of the Corpse
Week Eight: April 24: Finding the Lotus Before Winter, A Good Day to Die, Aging
While we hope you will plan to attend all eight sessions, you are welcome to drop in as your schedule allows. Folks local to Western Massachusetts are welcome to join me in person at my home to participate in this conversation and creative expression.
COST: There is a suggested offering of $200 ($25 per session) for the full eight sessions. If this amount is prohibitive, please offer what you comfortably and generously can weekly or in full. No one will be turned away. Payment by Venmo or Paypal are available, as well as checks and cash.