On-Land Retreat

Befriending Mortality: Living An Awakened Life Through Mindfulness of Death

Nikki Mirghafori

Nikki Mirghafori

John Martin

John Martin

Jean Corrigal

Jean Corrigal

Death is not exactly a typical dinner table topic in modern, dominant Western culture. We all “know” that we die, yet we tend to ignore it and put our collective heads in the sand. Rather than running away from our inevitable mortality, we can harness the power of this reflection to stay aligned with our deepest values and to live and love more fully. Through mindfulness of death (maraṇasati), we become more present for this miraculous, passing show called life with gladness and gratitude. Fully embracing our life’s impermanence can give rise to a deep letting go and freedom, so that we can be fearlessly and peacefully prepared for our death as a potentially liberative moment. Considering the myriad spiritual benefits of maraṇasati, let us come together to explore this supreme practice, one on which the Buddha invited us to reflect daily for the sake of ourselves and others. This silent retreat includes one daily session of interactive practice which is particularly essential for deepening and supporting our engagement with maraṇasati practice.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Continuing Education

18 CE Credits

This program offers 18 CE Credits Continuing Education (CE) credits for $180 for , and may be applicable for other licenses. Please review our CEC information page for full provider information.

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

CONTENT LEVEL: Select

Learning Objectives

Additional notes

  • For full provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our CEC information page.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905, for 18 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above.

Add-Ons

18 CE Credits

$180

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

Attendance Requirements

Next Steps

  • Certificates of Attendance are only available for those who complete the attendance requirements and submit the CEC Course Evaluation within the stated time frame.
  • Complete the online CEC Course Evaluation (different from the course survey) within 1-week of receiving the access link. The access link will be emailed within 2 business days following the end of the program/series to all CE participants with complete attendance.
  • CEC participants with incomplete attendance will not be emailed the CEC Course Evaluation. If you do not receive an email with the link for the CEC Course Evaluation within 2-days of the end of the program, please contact us. CEC records are closed two weeks after the program.
  • Incomplete attendance nullifies CEC eligibility as board regulations prohibit partial credit for partial attendance.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be sent via email once the CEC Course Evaluation is received.
Nikki Mirghafori, PhD

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD

Teacher

Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher and Artificial Intelligence scientist. She was empowered by the living Burmese meditation master Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, with whom she practiced the jhanas and detailed analytical vipassana. She serves as a Stewarding Teacher and on the Board of Directors at Spirit Rock.

John Martin

John Martin

Teacher

John Martin has been devoted to dharma practice since 2001. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Spirit Rock Guiding Teachers Council. John teaches Vipassana, Metta and LGBTQI-themed meditation retreats. He also teaches in dedicated practitioner programs and supports practitioners in bringing practice to daily life.

Jean Corrigal

Jean Corrigal

Teacher

Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community. She is Métis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee. She is a graduate of the 2017-2021 IMS teacher training program.

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