Being Mortal Recordings

 

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Video archive of Being Mortal Sessions

Session 1, Saturday, October 3
Introduction to retreat. The journey of aging and dying as spiritual transformation. Death as our teacher. Practice: Bringing Impermanence Close. 
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Session 2, Sunday, October 4
The experience of aging. Our changing identities. Conversants: Kunderke; Erica. Essays for the week. Introduce The Welcoming Practice.
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Session 3, Saturday, October 10
Tools for the journey/gathering the conditions. Withdrawal, solitude, silence, presence, unknowing, humility, release of attachments… Conversants: Michael; Puran.
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Session 4, Sunday, October 11
Becoming an elder. Love-sorrow. Grief. Conversants: Sabah; Rabia. Life review. Essays for second and third weeks.
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Session 5, Saturday, October 24
Illness. Resistance. Acceptance. Conversants: Suzanne; Judy. Caregiving, care-receiving, caring for caregivers. 2nd hour: Conversants: Kiran & Jeanne: living with a diagnosis.
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Session 6, Sunday, October 25
Views of death and dying. Fear. Faith. Conversants: Ali; Marjolein. Being with the dying and the bereaved. A good death. Final set of essays.
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Session 7, Saturday, October 31
Taking our place as elders. The ancestors. Conversant: Kiran. Opening into dignity. Funerals, memorials. Conversant: Sharif.
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Session 8, Sunday, November 1
Being mortal. Awakening. The sacred. Blessing. Closing meditation.
(The first half of the session was not recorded due to a technical difficulty.)
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