Contemplating Death: How Understanding Our Own Mortality Helps Us Awaken

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Led by Keila Franks

In our death adverse culture, few of us reflect on the inevitability of our
death or that it could happen at any time. Yet the Buddha recommended that we use death as an object of contemplation, not to frighten us, but to help us awaken to the fragile, fleeting, and precious nature of our lives.

This session will provide a space to openly and honestly discuss our own
mortality, our fear of dying and/or death, and our deepest intentions that
arise when we contemplate how fleeting and precious life is. There will be
guided meditations centered on contemplating death, which can help put
us in touch with a deep sense of gratitude and guide us toward a way of
living that is more fully in alignment with our values, bringing forward our best, truest self. The suggested donation for this session is $5 - $15

This session will be led by Keila Franks. She is the Field Director at the
Tennessee Justice Center, focusing on advocating for protecting and
expanding Medicaid in TN. She started meditating over 10 years ago
while in high school. She has been an active member of the One Dharma
community since returning to Nashville in 2015. She completed One Dharma’s to 2018 Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and Facilitator
course and is one of the facilitators of One Dharma’s Introduction to Meditation Class on Saturday Mornings.