Making Friends With Death: Spiritual and Practical Concerns

with Donald Eckler & Gail Porter

November 17th (2018)

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  • $30 Program Price

Death is real. It comes without warning. All of us will eventually die. In relating with dying people, it is important to maintain the perspective that we are all dying persons. By making friends with our own mortality, we may be able to be of some benefit to others who are dying. Likewise, through looking at the practicalities of death and dying, we may be able to approach our own death with equanimity.

It is important to remember that until we are dead, we are alive.

In this program, we will discuss the Shambhala Buddhist view of death and dying and address some of the practical questions and concerns we may have about physician-assisted dying, abortion, organ donation, time of death, funerals, living wills/advanced care directives, etc. The program will include periods of meditation, presentation, and discussion.

“Making Friends with Death: Spiritual and Practical Concerns,” will be led by Donald Eckler and Gail Porter, meditation instructors at the Toronto Shambhala Centre, and recent graduates of the Contemplative End of Life Care program presented by the Institute of Traditional Medicine.

Contact Donald Eckler at [email protected] for more information.

Online pre-registration is required.

Online Registration

Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.