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Can we approach death with curiosity and love, as the ultimate spiritual practice? In this interactive weekend teaching, Mirabai Bush helps participants uncover what it means to live and die consciously. Open to all. Suitable for those who are close to someone who has died or is dying, or who may someday die themselves. $290 commuter price includes all meals (Friends of the Center price $246.50). Begins Friday at dinner, ends Sunday after lunch. Option to stay through Monday on personal retreat.

5/24/2019 to 5/26/2019
When: Friday, May 24, 2019
3:00 PM
Where: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road
Pine Bush, New York  12566
United States
Contact: 845.640.4593

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“The prerequisite for dying is being born.” –Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche


At every moment, we move towards death—but often we try not to think about it until we are forced to face it head on, through the death of someone we love, or our own approaching death.

Yet, understanding the nature of death can help us find greater strength and happiness in life. Indeed, the secret of living and the secret of dying are the same: Learning to be truly grounded in the present moment.


Based on the teachings in her book, Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying, cowritten with Ram Dass, Mirabai Bush will lead a weekend of talks, meditation and mindfulness practices focused on being present with life as it is.

For those who are grieving, fearful, or simply curious, this weekend will help uncover inner peace. We invite you to join us.


Copies of Walking Each Other Home will be available for purchase.




3:00                   Arrival

6:00-7:00          Dinner

7:30-8:30          Introduction



7:00-8:00         Morning Salutations and Meditation

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:30-12:00       Program

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-5:00         Program

5:00-6:00         Evening Salutations and Meditation

6:00-7:00         Dinner



7:00-8:00         Morning Salutations and Meditation

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:30-12:00       Program

12:00-1:00       Lunch



o   Program: $290 Includes one retreat ticket and three meals a day (Friends of the Center price $246.50)

o   Room with shared bath: $220 Includes private room with double bed and shared bath for two nights

o   Room with private bath: $330 Includes private room with double bed and private bath for two nights



There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for meditators at all levels and those simply interested in exploring the teachings.


GETTING THERE: There is ample parking for those who wish to drive themselves. Directions can be found here. We offer van service from the Middletown, New York train station, meeting select Metro North West trains and from Ellenville, New York, meeting the Shortline bus. You must email us at least 24-hours in advance if you want to take advantage of this service.



Mirabai Bush is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director until 2008. Under her direction, The Center introduced contemplative practices into education, law, business, environment leadership, philanthropy, the military, and social justice activism. She has been teaching workshops and courses on contemplative practice in life and work for 45 years, integrating her experience in organizational management, teaching, and consulting. She co-developed the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence; it has been attended by thousands of Google employees. A founding board member of the Seva Foundation, an international public health organization, she directed the Seva Guatemala Project, supporting sustainable agriculture and integrated community development.


She is co-author with Ram Dass of Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying; and Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service; co-author with Daniel Barbezat of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning; and editor of Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live. She has been a board member of Lions Roar, Omega Institute, Seva Foundation, Military Fitness Institute, the Dalai Lama Fellows, and Love Serve Remember. She is an advisor to Mindful magazine and Her spiritual studies include meditation in Bodh Gaya, India, with Shri S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra; bhakti yoga with Neemkaroli Baba; and studies with Tibetan lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kyabje Gehlek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others. She studied aikido with Kanai Sensei and has practiced Iyengar and Sivananda yoga. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, EJ Lynch, has one son, Owen, a filmmaker, and a divine grand-daughter, Dahlia.

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