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Book Study Group | Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

August 29, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

One event on November 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm

The book study group involves a complete reading of the many books by Andrew, with a running spontaneous commentary from Andrew. He shares the background stories, and how his thinking has evolved since writing the book. This has proven to be one of our most popular offerings, because each session provides plenty of time for Q & A.

Overview of the Book Study Group

I’m quite excited to begin our next Book Study Group on my book, “Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.

Death is one of the most precious experiences in life, literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Yet after many years of teaching on death and dying, I am surprised that even for spiritual practitioners death remains a dreaded event. We dread it because we don’t know about it. We don’t look forward to death because we don’t know what to look forward to.

I wrote this book to help you prepare – to illuminate the darkness of death and to give you something to look forward to.

On re-reading it now, there is SO much in here! I can’t wait to go through this text with you, updating what’s in this book with all my study since I wrote it. As before, we’re going to take our time, allowing lots of space for discussion and exploration. This is a chance to really soak in all the teachings that surround the nocturnal meditations.

The sessions will be online via Zoom and last around an hour or so. Each virtual session will include time for discussion, allowing participants to ask questions, challenge the material, or make offerings that support the readings. It would be helpful if participants could follow along with a copy of the book, but that is up to you.

Each session will be recorded and archived, so no problem if you miss a week.

This group will meet every other Thursday and we will cover the entire book, so the length of the program I estimate to be several months or longer. Night Club premium members can participate free of charge.

Details

Date:
August 29, 2024
Time:
MDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://nightclub.andrewholecek.com/members/book-study-group

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Night Club