Death as an Advisor

As we move towards winter and the turning in of the natural world, we can draw from the season’s qualities of stillness, introspection and dormancy to contemplate death as an advisor. When we attune to the reality of death, we can illuminate what is most important to us and strengthen our ability to come into presence and wakefulness. Carina guided us through an exploration of impermanence through personal story, an excerpt of Tara Brach’s talk, “The Four Remembrances” and discussion.

The following resources were offered:

The Four Remembrances – Tara Brach: http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/175/talk/55486/

The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chödrön (Carina read a passage from the chapter, “Joy”)