Course Title: Being with Dying: A Buddhist Perspective by Joan Halifax
Instructor: Jerry Webster
Brought to you by Odyssey
September 07, 2023 - September 28, 2023 (4 Sessions)
Thursday, 6:30 PM ET
Virtual via Zoom
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Joan Halifax’s work, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, (2008), springs from decades of her work with the dying, caregivers, and counselors. Halifax is willing to stand on the edge of our experience and bear witness to all that transpires even in the most difficult of times. Her Buddhist ecumenical approach provides great benefit to people of all traditions. She has led the Upaya (Skillful Means) Zen Center in Santa Fe since 1990, a center involved with close Buddhist study and transformative social action. In order to explore Halifax’s teachings more deeply within the context from which these teachings arose for her, we will use meditative practices and exercises in class that she describes in Being with Dying.
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