Matty Weingast and Jeanne Corrigal, Jan 23, 2021


Closer Than We Think

Event Description

A community exploration of how we prepare for the transition of dying & the moment of death

Matty brings a lightness to these reflections which is refreshing and inspiring. Matty and Jeanne have the intention that this sense of light touch comes through in the session, and we hope that you join us.

With a selection of poems from The First Free Women as reflections, we will inquire together into these important questions and also into how they can help us to live life more fully now.


Matty Weingast is the co-editor of Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. He is also a former editor of the Insight Journal at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the author of The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns (new edition coming soon).

Jeanne Corrigal is the guiding teacher for the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community.


Other resources

The following poems from The First Free Women were shared:

Mitta ~ Friend
Sela ~ The Rock
Gutta ~ Guardian
Grandma Sumana
Another Uttama
Sakula ~ From a Good Home
Sangha ~ Community