Good Grief with Ven. Sangye Khadro
October 6 @ 3:30 pm - October 8 @ 2:30 pm PDT
with Ven. Sangye Khadro
Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8
In person and online
Loss—of a loved one, a pet, a job, a home, a skill or ability, and so on—usually gives rise to the painful experience of grief, which can last for years or decades.
The Buddha was well aware of grief. He mentioned it in his teaching on the Four Truths of Noble Ones, the first of which is the truth of duhkha/unsatisfactoriness: “Birth is suffering; ageing is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering, sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering … ”
But he didn’t leave it at that. The Buddha went on to explain the causes of these painful experiences, the possibility of becoming free from them, and how to do that.
Grief is painful, and it needs to be acknowledged and healed, not suppressed. But grief also offers an opportunity for spiritual growth and transformation.
Join Venerable Sangye Khadro to explore Buddhist teachings that help us understand the underlying causes of grief and identify some of the practices that enable us to begin this work of learning from and transforming it.
You must register to visit.
Now that Covid cases are down, we’ve changed our policy:
- If you have respiratory symptoms, please postpone your visit. Symptoms are listed here.
- If you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid, please postpone your visit.
- If you start having respiratory systems while you’re here we’ll do a rapid test to make sure you don’t have Covid.
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