Holding loss in our palms: using the Buddha’s teachings to understand and overcome loss | Michael Dash

We may experience loss in many ways. It may be loss of a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, wealth, or even a dream that no longer will be. We may also respond to such loss in many ways, and sometimes unskillful responses could cause us more harm in the long run.

This is a practice session led by Buddhist meditation teacher, Michael Dash, to understand loss and develop the skills to overcome it, not by denying or ridding it with aversion, but holding it with compassion and mindfulness.

Michael has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for over 20 years. He has studied in Australia, Thailand and Burma, where he practised satipatthana vipassana in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition. Michael works as a counsellor in his private practice in Sydney and works as a bereavement counsellor in the Public Health System. He teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has taught courses and retreats in Melbourne and Sydney, including courses at the Buddhist Library, Wat Buddha Dhamma and the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre.