Day of Practice: Saturday, May 1

7-10am PDT / 10am-1pm EDT / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

With Frank Ostaseski

Theme – This Vulnerable Human Life: Wisdom from Death on Living Fully

We warmly invite you to join us for this intensive Day of Practice with Frank Ostaseski.

“Vulnerability is not weakness; it is non-defensiveness. It takes courage to be wide open to our experience and uncertainty. If we are not willing to be vulnerable to pain, loss, and sadness, we’ll become insensitive to compassion, joy, love, and basic goodness.

It is not our expertise, but rather the wisdom gained from our own suffering, vulnerability, and healing that enables us to be of real assistance to others. Contact with our own humanity enables us to build an empathetic bridge from our experience to the other.

Impermanence gives us perspective. It reminds us that death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight.”

-Frank Ostaseski

Weaving together pragmatic tools, real life stories and ancient wisdom, Frank will help us to discover how an awareness of death and our vulnerability can be valuable companions on the road to living well, and forging a rich and meaningful life, free of regret.

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, short breaks, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

You will need a computer, phone or tablet with a supported browser/app in order to join us: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, the Android browser, or the Crowdcast app for iPhones.

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the 3-hour duration. During meditation, you will be encouraged to sit up straight or lie down flat for extended periods. Please make yourself comfortable with supportive props such as cushions, pillows, chairs, or yoga mats. 

You may want to keep a glass of water or cup of tea nearby. There will be breaks for bio needs.

I can’t attend live. Will I be able to watch the recording later?

Yes, everyone who registers will receive indefinite access to the recording to watch in their own time, a few days after the live event.

Generosity

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35, in order to cover Sangha Live administrative costs. There will be opportunity to provide dana/generosity during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as our meditators with fewer means.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or inquiries by emailing us at info@sangha.live.

 

About Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, and leading corporations like Google and Apple Inc. He teaches at spiritual centers around the globe.

Frank has accompanied over 2000 people through the dying process and trained thousands of healthcare clinicians and family caregivers around the world. His groundbreaking work has been featured by Sam Harris, the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms, highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and honored by H. H. the Dalai Lama. He is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

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