Hello Dharma Punx,
This is an invitation for you to let us know if you’d be interested in participating in a special break out group engaging in the Year to Live process and program with the Dharma Punx SF Sangha.
The Year To Live book by Stephen Levine, maps out a unique opportunity to prepare for the most significant and guaranteed part of your life; your death. It’s a year to imagine you are given a terminal diagnosis. And experience what you will feel, think, fear, and do with your remaining 12 months in preparation for the final breath. Almost no one prepares for dying their best death while trying to live their best life. Then we find out far too late that there’s no time left for it. Stephen outlines a suggested course of kind, aware and compassionate action for group practice in the back of the book, which will be utilized as our blueprint.
The second Sunday morning at 10:00 (PST) of each month is the most likely candidate for the large group meeting which would begin February or March 12th (please let me know if this is a deal-breaker).
The intent would be to:
In 2018, Emily and I experienced this yearlong process together, guided by Vinny Ferraro and Noah Levine. To say it was a year to remember would be a massive understatement. It reorganized the way we consume the world around us, culminating in the virtue of treading lightly and with fewer regrets of haste or waste. Later that year, this very Sangha was formed as a direct result of this refreshed attitude toward our time here. Now, as an endorsed Buddhist Meditation Teacher, I am encouraged and supported to facilitate this course.
These offerings are typically $750 - $1,500 for the (online) course elsewhere. But that’s not how we roll. We’ll offer this at your discretion of generosity. However, a real commitment to oblige the group of your time and attention is totally required. So please consider your willingness and ability to stick with it all the way through before you decide. And pick up a copy of the book (paperback is best in this case).
Right now, we’re just looking for a head count of those willing to commit, before setting this thing in motion. I’d like us to have at least a dozen participants (and up to 20) to make it happen. Please reply in the comments here or via email. Thanks for your careful consideration.
UPDATE: COURSE BEGINS 2/12 AND WILL BE ON A SEPARATE LINK SENT BY EMAIL. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 2/10/23