Buddhist Perspectives on Assisted Death

  • Mountain Rain Zendo 2016 Wall Street Vancouver, BC, V5L 1J5 Canada

The issue of assisted death has generated strong, often conflicting feelings, over recent months, with Canada's changing legislation. And with our aging population, it is an issue that is not going to go away. In this session, we will explore Buddhist perspectives on this change in social attitudes and medical practice. We will create a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore our own hopes, fears and doubts around this issue.

The session will include guided sitting meditation, a short presentation, discussion and informal tea-time.

Facilitated by Myoshin Kate McCandless, Zen teacher and former hospice counsellor, and Dr. Claire Talbot, palliative care physician and longtime Zen practitioner

Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience necessary. Plenty of chairs, meditation benches and cushions available.

Buddhist teachings and practices are presented in a non-sectarian and accessible format.

Free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.