This Vulnerable Human Life: Living Well in a Time of Loss - A Conversation with Katy Butler and Frank Ostaseski, Online 8/22

Practice Center
Date / Time
August 22, 2020 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Type
Special Events & Exhibits

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24-hours before the start date. Please call (415) 354-0360 if you have any questions.

Saturday, 6 – 8 pm PT

We are living in a time of uncertainty, marked by ambiguous loss, a growing awareness of systemic racism, and griefs that we may not even be able to name. Many apparent givens — livelihoods, loved ones, social connections, beliefs, privileges, the expectation of more time on earth, even a favorite pizza place or a decent haircut – are swept away. 

Join Frank Ostaseski and Katy Butler, authors and lay Buddhist practitioners who have immersed themselves in improving the experience of modern death. They will discuss how the wisdom learned from facing death can help us respond creatively to the invitations posed by the pandemic and social unrest. We imagine a lively conversation touching on interdependence and impermanence, and exploring how simple rituals and small kindnesses can help us balance fear, isolation, and "not knowing" with honest hope, resilience, and radical acceptance.


Fee Information

$50; $45 current SFZC members; $35 limited income. Some partial scholarships are available.

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