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Heal the Living

Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
All day: 
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February 3, 2018
Heal The Living
Starring Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval
Directed by Katell Quillévére, 2016
103 minutes
Discussant: Tom Pedula, LICSW

A dreamy young surfer’s catastrophic early morning accident shatters a family, yet somehow bestows the gift of life and hope to others in this keenly felt, much acclaimed film by Katell Quillévéré. Heal The Living goes to the heart of a life: its terrifying fragility matched by the strength of its pulsing connections. At once elegant and raw, this remarkable film powerfully imparts the dharma of memento mori…et vitae.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. identify emotional conflicts and challenges particular to heart disease and organ transplantation
  2. contrast how individuals, their families, and caregivers experience and cope with death
  3. compare their experiences with Buddhist practices, especially death contemplation and urgency.