Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness

Mindfulness Book Club: Being With Dying
with Tracy Ochester, PsyD, RYT-200


November 7 (Monday)
at 6:00 pm (GMT-06:00)

Class length
90 minutes

Online via Zoom

Join Tracy Ochester, PsyD for a community exploration of Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Anthropologist and founder of the Upaya Zen Center. Dr. Halifax's decades of work with the dying and their caregivers provide a priceless source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person’s care, facing their own death, or just wish to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same. Tracy is a graduate of Upaya's Socially Engaged Buddhism Training Program under the direction of Roshi Joan.

  • When: 4 Monday evenings from 6-7:30 pm US Central Time Nov 7 -  28, 2022
  • Where: Online via Zoom (Your Zoom link will arrive with your registration confirmation email)
  • Cost: $80 (MAM members use discount code MEMBERS20 at checkout for 20% off - membership is as low as $15 per month)

No refunds are given after the start of the course. No makeup meetings are offered for missed classes. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

Schedule - We will cover about 50 pages per meeting during which we will sample some of the practices, cover key concepts, engage in mindful discussion, and offer between session contemplation and practice suggestions:
  • Nov 7 - Navigating Uncharted Territory (pages 1-60)
  • Nov 14 - Developing Courage (pages 61-100)
  • Nov 21 - Welcoming and Embracing Everything (pages 101-150)
  • Nov 29 - Accepting Uncertainty and Letting Go (pages 151 - 196)
"Joan Halifax has a knack for straight talk and sublime insight—a no-holds-barred approach to life's greatest challenge, dying well. This book beckons to those who dare, and those who care; it's a profound and practical guidebook to the inevitable final dance." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"A supremely readable book that will attract readers of all faiths who will appreciate her clarity and compassion and the poignancy of these stories of ordinary people facing their final hours with quiet courage." —Publishers Weekly


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