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Stephen & Ondrea Levine
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Metta Institute was honored to host an intimate and inspiring teleconference with our friends Stephen and Ondrea Levine.
For over 30 years, Stephen and Ondrea Levine have selflessly supported those who are life-threatened, and their caregivers. Their healing and forgiveness workshops, writings, and endless compassion have touched the lives of thousands of people all over the world.
Now is the time for us to help them. Stephen and Ondrea are currently facing significant illnesses and the resulting financial burdens. If you appreciated the teleconference and the life's work of these two wise elders please take this opportunity to extend your gratitude and respect in a most practical way.
The link will open the File Swap website. There you can either listen to streaming audio of the teleconference or download a podcast onto your computer or MP3 player. We suggest that you download the recording since it will be deleted from this site in 3 months.
An excerpt from Stephen and Ondrea's "Couch Talk 15"
About Stephen & Ondrea Levine
These two renowned spiritual teachers and authors are pioneers in conscious care of the dying. Their work has touched the lives thousands of people facing life threatening or serious illness and their caregivers. They have taught alongside Ram Dass, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the Dalai Lama. Their life and work, embodies the message of compassion, personal peace and the transformation that are possible for all.
Ondrea's new autobiography The Healing I Took Birth For is an intimate heartfelt sharing of Ondrea Levine's life of service. It is a deeply inspiring example of how one faces illness and personal difficulty as a spiritual practice with grace, compassion and wisdom.
We were honored to have the following organizations and businesses join us as primary collaborators in this teleconference.
Provides educational programs that foster mindful and compassionate end of life care. Founded by Frank Ostaseski and inspired by the Buddhist tradition, our approach is mindfulness-based, compassion-focused and relationship-centered.
Spirit Rock Center Program
In 2013, the Metta Institute and the Spirit Rock Center will collaborate in a new program tentatively titled the Heavenly Messenger Two Year Training Program. The program will explore the experiences of old age, sickness and death. Participants will study classical Buddhist teachings and contemporary approaches to working skillfully with these issues. The program will include five week-long retreats as well as teleconferences, independent study and ongoing teacher mentorship.