December 15, 2022 - May 18, 2023 Led by Susan Nelson, Bonnie Versboncoeur, and Janet Brown
Join us for a free drop-in monthly book discussion on death and dying. Third Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Offered in person and online. Click here to join via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88472634014?pwd=dUpORkhOS3Q5cHZGQ3ZKS2dydXN0QT09 Dates/books: Dec. 15, 2022 -- Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death, by Roshi Joan Halifax Jan. 19, 2023 -- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Feb. 16, 2023 -- no death, no fear, by Thich Nhat Hahn Mar. 16, 2023 -- Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley Apr. 20, 2023 -- The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, by Frank Ostaseski May 18, 2023 -- Advice for Future Corpses: And Those Who Love Them: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying, by Sallie Tisdale
Discussion Leaders Susan Nelson Susan Nelson is a long-time member of MZMC and serves the sangha there currently as a Senior Teacher. She is a former chaplain and is interested in Spiritual Care for people of all ages.
Bonnie Versboncoeur Bonnie Versboncoeur has been a zen student since 1978. Now a priest, dharma teacher, and retired hospice chaplain she returns from the Maine coast to the upper midwest to participate in and support family and MZMC.
Janet Brown Janet Brown has been attending MZMC since 2011 and is a trained end-of-life doula and is currently studying as a Buddhist Chaplain with Roshi Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center.