There are infinite opportunities for us to notice impermanence all around us. Nature is a never-ending dance of life and death, arising and passing away. It's never static, never fixed. The flower bud opening into a blossom, leaves falling from a tree, the sun rising and setting, the moon waxing and waning, ocean waves swelling and cresting, crashing and receding, or birdsong that emerges and dissolves back into silence—death and impermanence are everywhere. All of these sights and sounds are reminders of this dance.

Alisa Dennis, The Truth of Impermanence and Death as Transformation
Alisa Dennis

Alisa Dennis

Spirit Rock Residential Teacher

Alisa Dennis, Ph.D., discovered meditation through her study of ancient mystical traditions. She’s trained in Soto Zen and is most recently authorized to teach in the Theravada tradition.

She is a licensed psychologist and Somatic Experiencing practicer in Los Angeles, where she supports people as they move through life transitions.