Meeting illness, loss, and death with awareness and care

Live online events

  • Oct 29

    Tuesday Oct 29, 2024 - Tuesday Dec 3, 2024

    (Start time Tue 18:30 GMT - End time Tue 20:30 GMT)
    Yuka Nakamura
    • £139.00 excl.
    6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm UK time on October 29, November 5,12,19,26 and December 3.

Price Options:

Standard rate: £139

Supporter rate: £149


Experience of illness and death, and the losses connected with these, for ourselves and others, bring us face-to-face with the truth of dukkha (suffering and unsatisfactoriness). 

We might suddenly find our life turned upside down. We might suffer from pain, grief, uncertainty, or helplessness.
In this course we’ll explore the early Buddhist teachings and the perspectives they offer regarding illness and death. How can our practice support us to meet these life challenges with mindfulness, wisdom, kindness and compassion? How can we skilfully step into the role of carer, if this is what is called for? How can such experiences be an opportunity for growth and inner transformation?

The sessions will involve a mixture of talks from the teachers, guided practices, reflective space in small groups, and space for dialogue and questions.

Event Details


6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm UK time on October 29, November 5,12,19,26 and December 3.


Open to all - new and experienced practitioners alike.


  • Only talks and guided practices will be made available
  • Interactive elements will not be recorded
  • Recordings will be made available weekly


  • The price includes a fee for the teachers, no additional dana will be requested. 
  • Possibility to pay a supporter rate by selecting the option available on the registration form. (If you would like to pay this rate, please tick the 'yes' box under the supporter rate heading on the first page of the registration form.)
  • If you are unable to afford the our standard course rate, please contact us here. We will make sure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.


YUKA NAKAMURA has practised Buddhist meditation in different traditions since 1993, has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and is a certified MBSR-teacher. Trained as a Buddhist meditation teacher by Fred von Allmen she teaches meditation at Beatenberg (Switzerland), Gaia House (UK), Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA) and other places. Yuka offers MBSR-courses and MBI-trainings at the CFM Zentrum für Achtsamkeit (CH).

Professor REBECCA CRANE PhD is an experienced mindfulness teacher and has been personally exploring meditation for over 40 years. She is the former director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and is a trustee for The Mindfulness Network. She has written Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Distinctive Features, co-authored Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People at Risk of Suicide, and co-edited Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers. She graduated from the Bodhi College Teacher Training in 2022.