Ritiro di Dharma e Meditazione
Rome, Italy

MAY 24-28, 2017
Four Immeasurable at the End of Life

Tenuta San Vito
Florence, Italy

June 1-4, 2017

Associazione Vivere in Hospice
Mori, Italy

June 8, 2017

Modus Mundi Center for Mindfulness
Padova, Italy

June 9-11, 2017

Insight San Diego
San Diego, CA

JULY 7, 2017
At Once Here and Disappearing

A Non-Residential Meditation Retreat. Insight San Diego
San Diego, CA

July 8-9, 2017

Ralston White Center
Mill Valley, CA

July 12-16, 2017
Hospice Maui Staff Training

Wailuku, HI

AUGUST 20, 2017

I1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA

SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2017

Sandpoint Sangha
Cottonwood, Idaho

SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2017
Being a Compassionate Companion Lecture

Nirakara Institute
Madrid Spain

OCTOBER 11, 2017
Discovering What Death Can Teach About Living Fully

Bizkaia, Spain

OCTOBER 13-15, 2017

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA

NOVEMBER 1-5, 2017

Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe, NM

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2017


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