We are living through an apocalypse, a period of deep truth unveiling. The world is unsteady and chaotic. We find ourselves struggling in a pandemic that has completely disrupted our lives. Many of us are being confronted with the reality of death in a way we though we never would. In the face of all this, it is hard to maintain our physical and emotional balance.
Resiliency is such an important skill to develop right now. Resiliency is about how well we are able to meet the challenges of our lives with a sense of openness and curiosity that helps us to regain our balance. Balance means understanding how to return back to a sense of being grounded in order to meet challenges directly.
In this this we will also explore the radical practice of skillful mourning, self-care, and refuge practice to support our work as we move into the edges of our practice with support and care in order to be resilient in the face of death and uncertainty.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
Modern cosmology — the study of the nature and evolution of the cosmos itself — has allowed physicists to explain the history of the Universe from the first tiny fraction of a second until today. But what’s next?
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
We are living through the most exciting and most challenging times in human history, if not the history of planet.
Brenda weaves traditional medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, Toltec energy medicine and ancient calendar teachings to help others understand the times we are in as humanity.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
A conversation with singing and muscial performances from the legendary Baul teacher and musician
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