Easter, Death and Rebirth – a Buddhist perspective

On this Easter Weekend, Drawing on a talk by Matthew Brensilver, Sam guided our reflections on the themes of death, renewal and rebirth from the Buddhist point of view. Points of divergence, similarity, and resonance between the Christian and Dharmic perspectives can enhance our sense of the meaning of this season for all.

Sam played excerpts from these talks:

Death and the Poignancy of Life, by Matthew Brensilver, 12-17-19

On Death | Monday Night Talk, by Jack Kornfield

Some things mentioned in the talks:

When things go missing, by Kathryn Schulz

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

A Year to Live:  How to Live This Year As If It Were Your Last,  by Stephen Levine

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, by Martin Hagglund

Be crumbled.
So wild flowers will come
up where you are.
You have been stony for
too many years.
Try something different.  

— Rumi