Dharma Talk: The Journey of Grief

with Yasemin Yamodo-Isler
Thursday, May 2, 6-8 p.m.
 
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
 
"Grief moves with us and through us. Moving towards it may be contradictory yet may allow us to transform." 
— Yasemin Yamodo-Isler
 
The many tentacles of grief show up in our lives, eventually. They can suffocate us at times, whilst hugging us with a new perspective for life. How do we face the unwelcome, the loss, the pain? With courage, kindness, compassion, radical acceptance and equanimity. Each journey is different. We each sing our own version of a song of despair. Underneath it all, common humanity connects us. Whether you have the opportunity to share the depths of your loss and grief in the company of others, or not, here we offer the undivided attention to be fully present to grief, as part of the normal human condition. The group will explore the meaning of grief, as well as investigate and practice ways for holding, being present to, and moving through grief. 
 
Everyone is welcome. 
 
Suggested donation: $15-20. 
 
Yasemin Yamodo-Isler is a life and grief coach, hospice volunteer, mindfulness and compassion teacher, and parent living in the Boston area. Through her share of significant losses, she has come to realize and experience the power of being present to what is happening in life. Her desire and goal are to be present for others who walk the journey of grief, loss, hope and transformation. Yasemin feels honored to have learned directly from Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is on the 2-year meditation teacher training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She holds a Master of Mindfulness Studies, with deep focus on grief, death and transformation. Her grief work and writings can be found at https://www.griefcircles.com/.