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BEING A COMPASSIONATE COMPANION

Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs. It is a journey of continuous discovery, requiring courage and flexibility. We learn to open, take risks, and forgive constantly. Taken as a practice of awareness, it can reveal both our deep clinging and our capacity to embrace another person's suffering as our own.

This foundational workshop presents a mindful and compassionate approach to addressing the practical, emotional, and spiritual issues inherent in this unique relationship. The workshop is organized around the development of three key elements: self-awareness, compassion, and skillful action. Frank will introduce his "Five Precepts of Service", traditional mindfulness practices, exercises designed to explore impermanence and grief. Through group discussion we will discover our capacity for balance, empathy, and fearless receptivity. The workshop will assist participants in developing the skillful means necessary to accompany those facing death with openness and love.

This workshop is open and may be of particular interest to professionals or those who anticipate caring for family members or friends facing life-threatening illness.

There are currently no dates scheduled for this workshop.

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