I1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA

SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2017
Discovering What Death Can Teach About Living Fully

Kalien Hospice Centre Events
Nelson, Canada

September 16-17, 2017

Sandpoint Sangha
Cottonwood, Idaho

SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2017

Vollständig zum Leben erwachen
Rigpa Center
Berlin, German

October 7-8, 2017
Being a Compassionate Companion Lecture

Nirakara Institute
Madrid Spain

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Bizkaia, Spain

OCTOBER 12-15, 2017

Bizkaia, Spain

OCTOBER 12-15, 2017

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Woodacre, CA

NOVEMBER 1-5, 2017

SF Zen Center
San Francisco, CA.

November 11, 2017

Upaya Zen Center
Santa Fe, NM

NOVEMBER 16-19, 2017

Conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD
San Francisco, CA.

December 6, 2017


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I want to Be a Compassionate Companion

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Discovering What Death
Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.

Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.

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