As historian Arnold Toynbee once said, “death is un-American.” Author and Buddhist teacher Andrew Holecek uses this quote to open “Transforming Our Greatest Obstacle into Our Greatest Opportunity,” his January online retreat on forming a spiritual relationship with our own death. Holecek notes that if we approach death—our greatest obstacle and the one thing that is certain in life—with assertion and confidence, we can turn it into our greatest opportunity for spiritual progress. Watch this special introductory teaching, and be sure to check in to his retreat, available beginning January 6th, 2013.
Download a transcript of this retreat. It has been edited for clarity.
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