Saturday, February 24 at Jewel Heart Center
Because most of us live in denial of death, it comes as a shock when we or people close to us are dying. According to the Buddhist perspective, death is simply a transition from this life to the next. This transition is a crucial one because our state of mind at the time of death will determine our next rebirth. Contemplating death and rebirth prepares us to be at peace and unafraid at the time of death and also inspires us to make our lives much more meaningful.
This retreat is a very special opportunity to practice and integrate the teachings and instructions from the Death and Rebirth module of Discovering Buddhism (DB). It is also open to those with a sincere interest in this topic who have some experience with Buddhist practice. Ven. Amy Miller will lead participants through a variety of meditations on the Tibetan Buddhist approach to death and impermanence including the stages of the death process. To create the most conducive conditions, we will practice silence during the breaks including lunch. Please bring your own lunch and enjoy remaining in the calm energy of the retreat, uninterrupted by outside distractions.
Date and Times:
Saturday, February 24, from 10am to 4pm
10:00-10:15 Welcome and Motivation
12:15-12:30 Walking Meditation on Impermanence
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
3:45-4:00 Dedication and conclusion
Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.
Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St.
Fee: $40 to help support direct costs, including space rental, Dharma materials, and administration.
Shantideva Meditation Members: $36
To register, click here.
Online registration will close at 6pm on Friday, February 23. Walk-ins are welcome.
While the Dharma is given freely and no one is turned away for lack of funds, we invite you to inquire about volunteering or other ways you might support our efforts to make these teachings available in New York. As an emerging volunteer organization, Shantideva Meditation Center relies entirely on donations to cover the cost of space rental, transportation, housing, materials, and administration. Thank you for your generosity.
Discovering Buddhism Certification:
About the Teacher:
Ven. Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche. She has directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. In October 2018, she will lead a pilgrimage and retreat at Lawudo, a remote retreat in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.amymiller.com.
Ven. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT.