Know Death - Death, Dying and Great Compassion in Buddhism
Saturday, October 28 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore ideas of death, dying, and compassion within Buddhist traditions.
In Buddhism death and dying are understood within the larger cycle of life. At the same time, in the depths
of the life of the self, in the oneness of reality, there is also understood to be a great compassion that goes
beyond life and death. In this presentation, we will explore these two levels of reality, death, dying, and grief
within the cycle of life, and the oneness of great compassion beyond life and death.
Mark Unno, Associate Professor of Japanese Buddhism, has served as Head of the Department of
Religious Studies at the University of Oregon. His research is in Zen and Pure Land Buddhism, and he also
works in the areas of Buddhism and psychotherapy, comparative religion, and interrreligious dialogue. He is
the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light (2004), editor of Buddhism and
Psychotherapy Across Cultures (2006) as well as articles in Buddhist journals such as Tricycle and
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly. He lives in Eugene with his wife Megumi, who teaches the
Japanese Tea Ceremony.