September 2023

16Sep10:00 AM5:00 PMBefriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death (Maraṇasati)Two Formats Available: On-Land and Online10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori, PhD CommuterOn-landOnlineNo prerequisiteClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, September 16, 2023; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land (“commuter” retreat; non-residential) and online.

Continuing Education (CE) credit available:
This program offers 6 CE credits for $60 for psychologists, and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, and chiropractors. Please review our Continuing Education Credit information page to determine if your association or board will accept credits offered by Spirit Rock.

On-Land (in-person) Sliding Scale: $140-$310. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code NM1D23.

Online Sliding Scale: $95-$200. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. Code NM1Z23.

Death is not exactly a typical dinner table topic in modern, dominant Western culture. We all “know” that we die, yet we tend to ignore it and put our collective heads in the sand. Rather than running away from our inevitable mortality, we can harness the power of this reflection to stay aligned with our deepest values and to live and love more fully. Through mindfulness of death (maraṇasati), we become more present for this miraculous, passing show called life with gladness and gratitude.

Fully embracing our life’s impermanence can give rise to a deep letting go and freedom, so that we can be fearlessly and peacefully prepared for our death as a potentially liberative moment. Considering the myriad spiritual benefits of maraṇasati, let us come together to explore this supreme practice, one on which the Buddha invited us to reflect daily for the sake of ourselves and others.

On-Land space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register for the In-person event only if you can join us on the land. If you can only join us remotely online, please register for the Online version and you can participate by Zoom or watch the program later.


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