Diamond Net

Sangha Support In Old Age, Sickness & Death

Previous Events

Rev. Trudi Jinpu Hirsch on Aging in the Now - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, 1:30pm

Rev. Jinpu offers her engaging stories about the practice of aging and living in the now. An ordained Buddhist priest and hospice chaplain, Jinpu has over twenty years of experience in practicing and teaching others to care for and celebrate all of life.

Shugen Roshi on the 10 Values - September 29th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Shugen Roshi will explore the Beyond Fear of Differences Ten Values in the context of the Diamond Net on Sunday Sept 29th 2019 at 1:15 in the Sangha House Performance Hall.  This event will be available on Zoom (no longer on livestream). Contact diamondnet@mro.org for zoom info.

Presentation on Alternative Funeral and Burial Methods - Sunday, July 21st, 2019, 1:30 pm

Diamond Net offers a presentation by sangha member Jo Scari on Alternative Funeral and Burial Methods. No registration necessary, just show up to the Sangha House Performance Hall.

JoAnna Scari serves as a Funeral Celebrant, Home Funeral Guide, Death Midwife, and is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance (NHFA). Jo holds a Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service from the American Academy McAllister Institute and was recognized with an award in Clinical Embalming. She has directed a variety of funeral services from conventional burial to Military Honors at a National Cemetery. As an experienced mortician, she aims to be available with guidance and information to help people through the pragmatic aspects of planning a funeral service, while also supporting their emotional journeys in grief and acceptance of mortality. Jo also holds a degree in the school of Global and Professional Studies from Marist College, a hybrid study of Organization Leadership & Communications Management. She is current Co-Chair of a local non-profit, Circle of Friends for the Dying (CFD), chartered to bring the first Home for the Dying to Ulster County in 2020!

To join remotely via Zoom, contact diamondnet@mro.org for instructions.

Of Interest

Aug 2019 – Just posted at mountainrecord.org: Diamond Net and Jizo Project

Jun 2019 – Being 97 Hogen Sensei mentioned this short video in his talk “My Words, my suffering” at ZCNYC on 6/9/19. It is about a 97 year old philosopher who is still conflicted about death. https://www.thendobetter.com/arts/2019/3/7/on-being-97-years-old.

Jun 2019 – Rev. Trudi Jinpu Hirsch-Abramson Jinpu recently offered a workshop on “Aging in the Now” at ZCNYC. Listen to her Sunday talk from 6/23/2019 here: Aging in the Now

Jun 2019 – Sunday Greeters The Diamond Net is available on Sunday mornings at ZMM to assist anyone who has mobility issues or needs a helping hand in any way.  If you don’t see a Diamond Net member at the South entrance, ask the regular greeter or one of the zendo monitors for assistance.

Jun 2019 – The Jizo Project The Diamond Net is excited about the launch of the Jizo Project, which is working to enhance accessibility to the buildings and grounds of ZMM.  If you have concerns about physical barriers to practice, the Diamond Net may be able to help. Contact us at diamondnet@mro.org with your questions.

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