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Mindfulness of Death
An Online Weekend Retreat via Zoom

With Shaila Catherine
Assisted by Peter Gilmore and Neil Stegall

May 20 ­– 21, 2022

Registration is required. Scroll down to choose a ticket level. Registration will close three days prior to the retreat, so don’t wait to the last minute!

“Mindfulness of death, when developed and cultivated, is of great fruit and benefit, culminating in the deathless, having the deathless as its consummation.”
– Anguttara Nikaya 8.7

Western societies are adept at hiding death. It occurs behind closed doors or in “sanitized” locations like hospitals and nursing homes. Most people rarely see corpses up close or witness the process of dying. It may seem that we have lost access to the spiritual insights that a closer connection with death could bring.

Developing mindfulness of our own death can protect the mind from complacency, and inspire us to practice dharma with greater energy and sincerity. Formal death contemplation can prepare us for the inevitable event of dying, help us to let go of latent fears, stimulate profound insights into impermanence, clarify priorities, and abandon sensory attachments.

Many forms of maranasati (mindfulness of death) are taught in Buddhist traditions. Most simply, we practice remaining aware and balanced as we reflect on the fact that we will surely die. These contemplations can remove fear of death and produce a sense of being at ease with the nature of things.

This online weekend at-home retreat will introduce a Buddhist approach to the contemplation of death and dying through a program of live video conferences with Shaila Catherine, Peter Gilmore, and Neil Stegall. The online meetings will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, question and answer sessions and discussions.

Zoom links will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the retreat.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Times are given in Pacific Time (PDT)

Friday
5:30 – 7:00 pm        Opening Session, Mindfulness of Death

Saturday
7:00 – 7:45am         Morning Meditation with Peter and Neil
8:00 – 8:45am         Morning Guided Meditation with Shaila
10:00– 12:00pm     Morning Teaching with Shaila
1:30 – 3:30pm         Afternoon Teaching with Shaila
4:15 – 5:30pm         Reflection and Discussion Group with Peter and Neil

Sunday
7:00 – 7:45am         Morning Meditation with Peter and Neil
8:00 – 8:45am         Morning Guided Meditation with Shaila
10:00– 12:00pm     Morning Teaching with Shaila
1:30 – 3:30pm         Afternoon Teaching with Shaila
4:15 – 5:30pm         Reflection and Discussion Group with Peter and Neil

Visit our Founding Teacher page for a biography and photograph of the teacher, Shaila Catherine.

Questions? For more information contact meditate

Co-sponsored by Bodhi-Retreats and Insight Meditation South Bay

Tickets

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Maranasati Retreat - Bodhi Benefactor Rate
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 625.00
Unlimited
Maranasati Retreat - Bodhi Sustaining Level 3
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 525.00
Unlimited
Maranasati Retreat - Bodhi Sustaining Level 2
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 425.00
Unlimited
Maranasati Retreat - Bodhi Sustaining Level 1
Base Rate plus teacher dana
$ 325.00
Unlimited
Maranasati Retreat - Bodhi Base Rate
Base Rate - Basic administrative fee. Does not include support for teacher.
$ 225.00
Unlimited

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