Contemplative Spirituality: The Practice of Living and Dying


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States

Dates: 3 Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.              

Leader: Edwin Sasek

Tuition: $35 / 3 sessions

Register by: Oct. 27

Enrollment: 12 min. / 25 max.  

We will be introduced to Christian and Buddhist teachings that open the door to contemplative living and dying and the simple practice of meditation. In our productivity-driven, youth-worshiping, elder-denying Western culture, there is very little attention given to the way each moment unfolds—becomes alive—and then dies, to open up to the next moment, which passes away. We will gain a new perspective on our life today from the ancient teachings of the world’s great religious traditions.

About the Instructor: Edwin Sasek is the founder and board president of ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying, an interfaith nonprofit organization. ABODE has built a new home for hospice patients in the last few months of life who are unable to live in their own home. With a small staff and many volunteers, ABODE gives unconditional loving care to its guests through the compassionate service of the community and volunteers. Edwin has been a full time hospice chaplain since 1993. He is also an artist and a writer. He is married to Patsy, who is a co-founder of ABODE.