the student asked her teacher, “When should I prepare for my death?”
The teacher replied, “Oh, you don’t have to worry about that until the day before you die.”
The student was perplexed. “But I don’t know when that will be.”
“Exactly!” replied the teacher.
It’s never too soon to contemplate our mortality. We will die, but we cannot say when, or perhaps even how. But we can consciously prepare for the inevitable moment. We can prepare ourselves - spiritually, emotionally, and practically. This can go a long way to diminishing our fear of death, while helping those around us as well. In this class series, Anna will highlight a number of time-honored spiritual practices, attitudes, and practicalities that we can work with now that will ease our relationship with death.
For all ages.
When: Four Saturdays
9:30am - 12:30pm:
Where: St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
Cost: $175 for all four classes
$50 per individual class
Make check payable to Anna Douglas
Register: Mail payment along with your name, phone number, and email to:
3758 N Crest Ranch Dr
Tucson, AZ 85719
Registrar Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Douglas, Ph.D.
one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in northern California, and a member of its Teachers Council. She has taught classes and retreats in the Insight Meditation tradition nationwide for 30 years. She has a background in psychology and the arts, and offers ongoing psycho- spiritual mentoring for students. Most recently she has offered classes and retreats for those 55 and over who wish to explore the spiritual opportunities of aging, illness, and dying. She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sonoran desert of Arizona.