This afternoon workshop will offer teachings and experiential exploration of how we might approach the great matter of Life and Death guided by our dharma practice. The afternoon will also include an inquiry into Buddhism and how we relate to Assisted Suicide, particularly in light of California's new End of Life Choice Law, as well as the opportunity to receive a copy of the Five Wishes advance directive.
$15 - $50
Registration, including teacher donation is being offered on a sliding scale. You must register before the class series starts to secure your spot in the class.
Please consider your contribution as an opportunity to be generous to our teacher, who is preparing a meaningful learning experience for each student over the five sessions.
Nathaniel began studying the Buddhadharma at age 16 and was ordained as a practice leader in the Order of Interbeing, in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2009. He has been involved in end-of-life care since then, working as a hospice chaplain. Nathaniel is one of about 12 Buddhist chaplains in the United States to be Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He received his BA in Religion from Vassar College and his M.Div from Naropa University, where he also served on faculty and was certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. Nathaniel has led workshops and retreats on preparing for death as a spiritual practice and recently served as Vice President on the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council. He teaches and practices engaged Buddhism in the areas of interfaith dialogue, mental health, social justice, and simple living. He currently lives with his wife and children in Sebastopol, where he facilitates DharmaRain Sangha.