Open to all.
Navigating Grief and Loss is a book for anyone who's experienced the pain of mourning, who's struggled to find a job, who is devastated by a bad breakup—yearning to rest, feel understood, and believe in themselves and the future. It's a guidebook filled with relatable stories and practical meditations to help navigate the profound experience of death and loss, be it an elderly parent succumbing to a lingering illness, the shock following a tragic accident, a divorce after years of conflict, or euthanasia of a beloved pet.
Filled with traditional Buddhist wisdom into the nature of life, each short chapter honestly describes a personal experience dealing with death or grief—staying at a hospice facility at a mother's bedside, feeling frustrated by the options for a terminally ill friend, or dealing with difficult family members in the midst of a crisis. Chapters are followed by compassionate and mindful practices—meditations, exercises, or contemplations that readers can use to discover insights and truths and bring comfort and friendship to their own struggles and sorrow.
“What can you do to prepare for loss? Or can you prepare? Kimberly Brown writes poignantly about the loss of parents, job and friends and how we can navigate the bereavement process. Learning to respond in a wise, sympathetic and caring way is useful for everyone because no matter what - loss will come our way. Navigating Grief describes 25 practices to support us through trying times and is sure to resonate with anyone who has been impacted by grief.”— Sharon Salzberg
“This book is a bell of mindfulness, waking us up to the reality of the uncontrollability of life, and it is also a balm that extends an outstretched hand to us, full of acceptance and understanding for wherever we may be on our journey with grief.... Kimberly Brown offers concrete Buddhist wisdom on how to make it through the toughest of times by learning to direct our greatest resource--our mind, as well as simple and effective meditations for being with and caring for grief, anger, and confusion with tenderness and compassion. This is a timely and important book and I highly recommend it.”— Kaira Jewel Lingo
This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available to registered participants for 90 days.