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Love and Death: Opening the Great Gifts (2023 online)

August 25, 2023 - August 27, 2023

with Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax

This online, donation-based program explores the powerful equation of love and death. This whole life is a place where we make real our dedication to awakening, in living and dying, in caring and being cared for, in loving and receiving love. Being completely and vividly present for the rich details of our lives and the lives of others is the means that we use to discover truth and come home to who we really are. Love and death then are experiences of discovery. This program, led by two pioneers in the end-of-life care field and long time Buddhist practitioners, is an exploration of how we bring depth and dedication into our whole life and the life of the world. Through teachings, exchanges, and unique practices and processes, we explore the profound relationship between love and death, engaged practice and the role of love and compassion in how we serve others, different forms of love, how art reveals the connection between love and death, and practices that related to the power of impermanence and surrender. This program is open to all and is a special opportunity to work closely with Frank and Roshi.

We encourage you to read the following:
Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Roshi Joan Halifax
– The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski



August 25, 2023
August 27, 2023




Upaya Zen Center