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Yoga and The Art of Dying


Sun 6 Aug 2017, 5:00pm–8:00pm

Where: The Mantra Room, Cnr Park Ave & Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: TheMantraRoom

Q&A Panel of Yogis Exploring Death, Dying and Beyond.

“To truly live, we must first confront and conquer our fear of death.” - Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda

Fear of death is a major cause of human suffering. Would you like to live a joyful, purposeful life and face death fearlessly? Explore the yogic perspective of death. Be inspired by powerful stories of ordinary people's extraordinary passing. Take practical steps towards creating a conscious death plan for yourself and learn how to support loved ones on the ultimate journey. Bring your questions! Our panel have a wealth of wisdom and real life experience to share.

A great sage was once asked, "What is the most amazing thing in the world?" The sage replied, "Although everyone sees that their father and their father's father has died, still they think that they will not die."

We talk about so many things—jobs, sports events, family happenings, holiday plans—but there's one topic almost everybody avoids: death. Most of us postpone considering our own death until forced to by illness, old age, a near death experience, or the death of a friend or relative.

From the moment of our birth, we are moving towards our death. All of us will lose people we love and our families will one day lose us. Death is the ultimate journey that every single person will take. Yet the vast majority of us go through life behaving as if it will never happen. When the time comes, we are caught unprepared.

But there is a better way. As any experienced traveller embarking on a journey will tell you, preparation is key. Explore death like a yogi. Be inspired by real life examples of ordinary people's extraordinary deaths. Take practical steps towards creating a conscious death plan for yourself and learn ways to support your loved ones. With the light of wisdom, we are able to rob death of its sting enabling us to live a joyful, purposeful life and face death fearlessly.

This fascinating and valuable seminar will explore how the yoga tradition understands and deals with the subject of death. The wisdom of the yoga texts will serve as a resource to provide insight into how we can best prepare for a fearless and peaceful departure

Krishna’s teachings in the Bhagavad-gita that one’s identity is separate from the body are an essential realization for anyone who wants to transcend death:

“For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, once having been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.”

Meet The Panel
Bring your questions, our speakers have a wealth of wisdom and real life experience to share.

Radha Krishna Das has studied and taught yoga philosophy for 40 years and has immersed himself in the yogic perspective on life and death. He has been present and assisted at the successful passing of yogis, friends and family members.

Caitanya Das has been living with advanced cancer for 15 years. Through meditation and yoga wisdom, he has overcome his fear of death and learned to live life more joyfully.

Maladhar Dasi has intimate knowledge of the dying process and can expertly assist people in knowing what to expect, how to create a plan for a conscious death and how family members can support a loved one who is dying. Maladhar Dasi has assisted many people to die like yogis and has created a sanctuary where people can come to die in a peaceful, conscious way.