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Alive Until You’re Dead: Being Present to Aging and Mortality

Online Program
Dates: Feb 07, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023

Instructor(s): Susan Moon

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Course Description:

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 course, it can be purchased online here.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Meeting Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28

Please note that sessions will not be recorded.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at contact@buddhistinquiry.org.