Aging Group - DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement ONLINE

December 7th—April 19th (2021)

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    Room: Online (Portland's Zoom)

    The Portland Aging group, Aging in Enlightened Society, is a social group for those who are experiencing aging – whether it be turning 40 or 70.

    The term ‘aging’ implies elders, and while that age group is certainly part of the focus, growing older is happening to each of us every day.  Our purpose is to promote community, connection, and inspiration among people wanting to bring their life experiences onto the path of meditation and mindfulness.

    Please contact the Aging Group Coordinator for more information or to be added to the Aging group email list for announcements of time and place for our meetings and other occasional announcements.

    The group has decided to read and discuss DEATH: The End of Self-Improvement, by Joan Toliffson. We will meet online via Zoom on the first and third Monday of the month from 3 to 4:30pm starting December 7th. Joan Toliffson has generously accepted our invitation to attend our first meeting on December 7th! To leave her a donation, visit her website:

    Please email the Aging Group coordinator if you have questions or plan to attend, and read the book on the following schedule and notice what it brings up for you.

    Here’s the reading schedule:

    Dec 7 – Dissolving, pp. vii-xv
    Dec 21 – Chapters 1 & 2  (3-30)
    Jan 4 – Chapters 3 & 4  (31-56)
    Jan 18 – Chapters 5 & 6  (57-86)
    Feb 8 – Chapters 7 & 8  (87-115)
    Feb 22 – Chapters 9 & 10  (117-146)
    Mar 8 – Chapters 11 & 12  (147-176)
    Mar 22 – Chapters 13 & 14  (179-212)
    Apr 5 – Chapter  15  (213-241)
    Apr 19 – Chapter  16  (243-266)
    On Monday, December 7, a few minutes before 3 pm, join the Zoom Meeting using the linked button below. Using this link will bypass the password.

    Zoom Meeting ID: 374 118 542  |  Passcode: 108

    To join by phone audio only dial
            253 215 8782  US (Washington)
            Passcode:  108

    Call or email the Aging Group coordinator if you have technical questions.


    If you are inspired to make a donation to the Portland Shambhala Center to help us offset the costs of closure you may give to the General Fund here: