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THE JOYFUL ART OF DYING INTO LIFE (JADL): Monthly Exploration of Death and Dying Part 1

Updated: Jun 8

Based on the Book "Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life" by the 14th Dalai Lama

With Khandro-la

Facilitators: DW Students

1st Sunday of the Month, starting on July 7

1 - 2:30 pm, PDT

“Everyone dies, but no one is dead.”

Join us for a monthly exploration and discussion on the profound subject of death and dying. Each month, our one-and-a-half-hour group session will delve into a specific chapter of the book, along with associated practices and discussions on related topics. We'll explore the psychological and existential aspects from both psychotherapy and Buddhist perspectives.

Through this live and potent exploration, we aim to deepen our awareness and gain insight into the wisdom of ancient and contemporary disciplines, helping us navigate our human and spiritual journey to the fullest potential.

For JADL Part 1, we will read His Holiness’s excellent and concise commentary on the seventeen-stanza poem by the First Panchen Lama. This book will provide helpful reflections and insight into the topic of death and dying, including how to approach dying and the full scope of preparation for death. May the journey of dying into life be joyful, and meaningful for the self and all other beings!

Books to read and review:

  • Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life (Used for JADL Part 1)

  • Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously (Used for JADL Part 2)

Session Details:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Focus: Specific chapter, related practices, and psychological aspects from Buddhist and psychotherapy perspectives.

Embrace this journey to become more aware and gain insight into the art of living and dying well.


Required. Please click the button below to and get a ticket to register. This session is offered, free of charge. However, Your donations to support DW are greatly appreciated. You can use the same form to do so.


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