Being with Death and Dying Workshop With Tempa Dukte Lama

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Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 12.24.14 PMFri. April 18, 7-8:30pm and Sat. April 19, 9:30am-5pm

Sewall International Conference Suite, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA

Olmo Ling Bon Center & Institute

Co-sponsors:

  • Robert Morris University Department of Nursing
  • C.G. Jung Institute of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

8 CE Credits for Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors 

To Register: http://www.olmoling.org/events/being_with_dying_workshop_1.

About the Workshop

For thousands of years, the Tibetan spiritual traditions have cultivated practices to offer spiritual support to the dying and to prepare for a peaceful and conscious death. Olmo Ling Tibetan Bon  Center and Institute offers regular workshops on contemplative practices to support the dying and those who are working with the dying.

In this first Workshop in the Being with Dying series, we will explore the meaning of death in our lives and the art of conscious dying. We will learn about compassionate care for the dying and for ourselves. We will use meditation, exercises and dialogue to look deeply into the process of death and dying in our life and in the lives of people close to us. Using death itself as a basic practice to develop strength within ourselves will help us keep our heart and mind free from fear and judgment. We will explore teachings from the ancient Tibetan Bon tradition and its gifts in the field of conscious dying. In the Nine Successive Ways of Bon, the 4th Way deals with death, dying, and healing, and how to free ourselves from afflictive emotions that can cause sickness and make it difficult to live and die peacefully.

This retreat is for all who would like to look into the meaning of death and dying in their lives and learn more about letting go. The retreat is also for those who are ill or in the process of dying, for caregivers, health professionals, and people working closely with dying people or animals.