This workshop will help us drop deeper into our heart’s wisdom about how we can help others and ourselves face the challenges of illness and dying. Nathaniel’s experience as a hospice chaplain will offer us insights and skills, and guide our discussion about “this great matter of Life and Death.”
Materials for creating an Advance Directive will be available, as well as information about about the California End of Life Option Act.
Nathaniel began studying the Buddhadharma at age 16 and was ordained as a practice leader in the Order of Interbeing, in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2009. He has been involved in end-of-life care since then, working as a hospice chaplain. Nathaniel is one of about 12 Buddhist chaplains in the United States to be Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He received his BA in Religion from Vassar College and his M.Div from Naropa University, where he also served on faculty and was certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. Nathaniel has led workshops and retreats on preparing for death as a spiritual practice and recently served as Vice President on the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council. He teaches and practices engaged Buddhism in the areas of interfaith dialogue, mental health, social justice, and simple living. He currently lives with his wife and children in Sebastopol, where he facilitates DharmaRain Sangha.
The workshop is offered on a sliding scale of $15-$50 which includes both registration and a donation for the teacher. For financial assistance, please contact the organizer. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.