Death, Love and Wisdom Summit

Death, Love, and Wisdom Summit 2023

In today's world, we often find ourselves sidestepping conversations about our impermanence.

But it's precisely in the moments when we face illness, loss, or the presence of death that we can find our shared humanity and learn to expand our hearts with wisdom and compassion.

The Death, Love, & Wisdom Summit offers a nurturing space to explore spiritual and practical topics related to death, dying, and grief with 16 extraordinary Buddhist teachers and contemplative care professionals.

What You'll Learn During the “Death, Love & Wisdom” 2023 Summit

Death, Love, and Wisdom Summit 2023Although impermanence is the only certainty in our world, conversations about death and dying are too often avoided.

But these topics are not just about endings; they're also about transformation and growth—exploring the depth of love and meaning in life.

The esteemed lineup of expert presenters includes Buddhist teachers, chaplains and counselors, educators, leading teachers and pioneers in Buddhist and contemplative care.

You can expect to learn:

  • Foundational perspectives and practices in Buddhist chaplaincy
  • How to tend to loss, grief, and traumatic bereavement with care and self-compassion
  • How to bring stability, understanding, and love to end-of-life experiences
  • Create a supportive and caring environment during the dying process
  • Ways to find meaning and joy in life through awareness of impermanence
  • How to transform fear surrounding death into wisdom and resilience

“Death Love & Wisdom Summit” Daily Schedule

The summit will open with a live keynote session with Roshi Joan Halifax and close with a live keynote session with Frank Ostaseski, each hosted by Chenxing Han.

Each morning, they will release a new set of pre-recorded sessions for the day, and you'll have free access to each day’s sessions and free on-demand replays for 48 hours.

Day 1 – Making Our Peace With Death

Explore Buddhist wisdom for cultivating compassion in the presence of death, and how to find acceptance, clarity, and peace in the face of life's greatest uncertainty.

Day 2 – Hospice, Palliative & End of Life Care

Learn contemplative perspectives and practices that honor the dying process and help create a stable and loving environment to those preparing to die.

Day 3 – Right Here With You: Care at the Time of Death

Discover how to make friends with death and become a compassionate presence during life's final moments.

Day 4 – Grief and Bereavement Support

Navigate the terrain of grief with wisdom and kindness, learning to hold and heal losses with self-compassion, equanimity, and resilience.

Day 5 – The Supreme Meditation: How Awareness of Death Brings Us Joy & Wisdom

Cultivate a deep awareness of impermanence and learn to infuse each moment of life with joy, gratitude, and wisdom.

Speaker List: Death Love & Wisdom Summit 2023

You’ll learn from Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Frank Ostaseski, Koshin Paley Ellison, DMin; Chodo Robert Campbell, Claudelle Glasgow (Dr g), PhysD; Joanne Cacciatore, PhD; Cheryl Giles, MDiv, PysD; Chenxing Han, Roy Remer, Judy Lief, and many more.

Free Gift For Attendees

By signing up now you'll receive a free instant download, “Being Mindful of Our Mortality” an audio teaching from summit presenter Nikki Mirghafori.

Who Should Attend the 2023 Death, Love, and Wisdom Summit

For individuals seeking personal growth, it offers a unique opportunity to explore end-of-life transitions with wisdom, compassion, and love.

For those working in care professions, this summit provides invaluable insights and strategies to enhance your practice and learn to care for yourself at the same time.

Whether you’re facing illness, loss, caring for someone at the end of life, or a professional in the field of care, this summit offers a nurturing space to explore the depths of life, death, and love from a remarkable panel of contemplative care leaders.

You'll have a special opportunity to:

  • Deepen your relationship with life and death
  • Transform fear
  • And learn what death can teach us about living fully.

Watch the “Death, Love, and Wisdom Summit” Trailer Video

Even if you can't attend as scheduled, register now because you'll be able to listen to sessions for brief time after they air.

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Oct 12 - 16 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: Oct 12 - 16 2023
  • Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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