Living Through Dying will take participants into the practices and teachings found at the deepest levels of our great spiritual traditions. Themes of birth and death, the nature of the eternal and the ephemeral, death and resurrection, dying of the ego, dying in the depths of meditation, and the transcendent way beyond suffering into pure rapture, appear in our spiritual traditions as ways of approaching the mystery of what lies beyond the ordinary mind. At the heart every human being is a mystic capable of directly knowing the deep truths, the link between womb and tomb, birth and death, and creativity and dissolution. We will also explore near-death and past life experiences and what they may reveal to us about living through dying.
Through teachings and practices from the Tibetan book of the Dead, the Grail legend, the Heart Sutra, and non-dual teachings of Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta we will explore the way beyond the way.
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Lawrence Edwards, PhD has been teaching and practicing meditation for over 45 years and trained as a monk in India. He’s also trained in Tibetan Buddhist practices, Jungian psychology, and neurotherapy. He practices as a licensed psychotherapist in Armonk, NY. He is the founder and director of the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making meditation practices available to everyone. He has done meditation training with hospice staff as well as physicians, nurses and people from all walks of life. He has been on the faculty of New York Medical College since 1998. He is the author of The Soul’s Journey: Guidance From The Divine Within, Kali’s Bazaar (a collection of poetry), and other works on mystic visions and Kundalini. Please visit www.thesoulsjourney.com for more information.