Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jon Landaw: Death and the Process of Dying

Jon Landaw, author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944. From 1972 to 1977 Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment, published by Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Capitola, California, USA with his wife and three children, and leads the Discovering Buddhism courses at Land of Medicine Buddha.

-Whether our death is going to be an occasion for dread and panic, or an opportunity to gain unparalleled insight into the deepest nature of our mind, is solely a matter of attitude and preparation.

In this course, Jon will introduce a variety of meditational practices, drawn from the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, designed to transform our
attitudes towards death and help prepare us to face the inevitable with confidence and clarity.

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