Workshop: Living in the Light of Death: Practices for Dying
“If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise—you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes…. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind,” Dalai Lama
All of us who are devoted to Theosophy have an appreciation for the essential teachings on the oneness of all being, cycles, evolution, karma, reincarnation, the ethic of altruism, the human constitution and the after death states. However, it is one thing to develop a working knowledge of these teachings and quite another to develop a deep understanding of their meaning as they apply to us individually. The purpose of this workshop to explore our own readiness to face the reality of our own death on the levels of body, soul and spirit. Based primarily on Buddhist sources. we will combine reflective inquiry, exercises and dialog to look deeply into the process of dying, and how we can cultivate a peaceful mind by letting go of yearning, attachments and entering into an undistracted state of clear awareness that each of us can maintain at the threshold of our earthly transition to the next stage of our spiritual journey.