Old age, sickness & death
“In all of the worlds, what is most wondrous? That no man, no woman, though they see people dying all around them, believes it will happen to them” King Yudhisthira, Mahabharata, Hindu epic poem.
Jill Steverson talks about the privilege and challenges she experienced being with her mother through her journey of frail age and recent death. Also how sharing such a journey can be an astonishing, but often short-lived, wake-up call to our own mortality.
This talk was given at the August 2019 zazenkai.