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Living With Dignity Workshop (Part 1)

Living With Dignity Workshop

Sickness, Suffering, Old Age, and End-of-Life Care

Please join us for a two-part (September 22 and October 13) workshop on living with dignity; an opportunity to explore our preferences and Buddhist teachings to care for ourselves and others during times of sickness, suffering, old age and end-of-life care.

Part 1 is an overview of practical aspects of health care directives and the importance of connected conversation about our and others’ preferences for aging and dying. We will provide key documents, for example, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, Advance Health Care Directives, Five Wishes, and Buddhist-based directives.

Part 2 will focus on how our plans, documents, and wishes operate in different contexts, hospice, recent changes in California Right to Die law, Buddhist rituals and ceremony for suffering and end of life. Please attend part 2 only if you have attended part 1.

We will engage in hard questions and explore how to navigate difficult conversations. Workshop will include interactive work, small group discussion, and reflective writing.

Event cost: $25 (members), $30 (non-members) for both days. Event may be cancelled at teachers’ discretion if registrations are too low.


This workshop will be led by Rev. Gene Bush and Rev. Edie Brown.

Earlier Event: September 14
Liberating Life Ceremony, Animal Release
Later Event: September 30
Dogen and Keizan Zenji's Memorial Day