In our four online weekly sessions, we'll explore the openings that are possible when we consent to our aging and accept our mortality. Using readings from Susan Moon's latest book, Alive Until You're Dead, we'll consider together such themes as enthusiastic energy (virya, in Sanskrit); being satisfied with what we have; letting go not only of what we don't need but of self-clinging itself, and being present in deep time even as our time slips away. We'll see how awareness of our death can freshen things right up and make us feel more alive than ever. In a supportive and nonjudgmental setting, we'll draw on our own experiences, and we'll do an informal writing exercise together in each session. No experience is necessary for writing or Buddhism, but some experience of impermanence is required.
If you would like to order a copy of Susan’s book, Alive Until You Are Dead, before the program, it can be purchased online here.