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Befriending Death, Embracing Life: A Meditation Retreat with David Chernikoff

Saturday, August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm US Pacific Time

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Cost: $20 – $40

The registration fee supports the Sati Center to cover the operational expenses of our programs and is distinct from teacher dāna (generosity). Students are invited to support the teachers with dāna at the end of the program.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please contact us for more information.

Online via Zoom

It is said in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta: “Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.” This 2-part retreat is an opportunity to take mindfulness of death into our hearts and to allow it to radically transform the way we live our lives. In a caring, supportive learning environment, we will combine the stillness of meditation with dharma talks, experiential exercises, and heart-felt discussions. Maranasati, the practice of death awareness, has the power to awaken us to a felt experience of the preciousness and mystery of this amazing human life. This retreat is an invitation to live fully, love well, and die joyfully.

About the Instructor:
David Chernikoff is a meditation teacher, Community Dharma Leader, and spiritual counselor who taught psychology and meditation at Naropa University for many years. In the early 1980s, he worked at Ram Dass’s Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then became the director of Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, N.M. He later spent three years in Nepal doing public health development work for the Seva Foundation and studying with Tibetan Buddhist teachers. After returning to the U.S. he became the education and training director for the Spiritual Eldering Institute, now called Sage-ing International. In that role, he taught conscious aging programs throughout the U.S., in Canada, and in Ireland. David is currently one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado and teaches retreats throughout the country. He is the author of Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age. For more information, please see www.davidchernikoff.com.


Saturday, August 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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