The Buddha’s Last Steps, Last Teachings

Most of us are familiar with the early events of the life or legend of the Buddha – his shock at the grim realities of living, his departure from the palace, his wandering, awakening and spreading the Dharma.  But close of his teaching career, his choice of where and how to die, and his final teachings may be less familiar.    

Michael A guided our reflections this week on the significance of the Buddha’s last steps, last words, and lasting legacy. We broke into groups to discuss the question, “the Buddha vowed to overcome old age, sickness, and death; did he succeed?”.