Program Details

Old Age is for Warriors! Relating with Aging and Grief (streaming video)

with Emily Bower
January 31 / 7:30 PM - January 31 / 9:30 PM


How do we aspire to experience our own process of aging and that of our friends and family? How do find ways to organize the supportphysical, psychological and spiritualthat may be needed? How can we continue to establish Enlightened Society in our latter years?

This presentation on "Aging and Grief" includes a streaming video talk by Acharya Emily Bower followed by an opportunity for live discussion of the topic. The video was sponsored by the Shambhala Working Group on Aging in conjunction with Shambhala Online as part of an online series focusing on subjects related to growing older.

Acharya Emily Bower started practicing in the Shambhala community in 1987, in Berkeley, California. She began studying with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche when he came to teach in Berkeley in 1991. She served as his editor for various projects, including his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally. She has studied kyudo with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei and is a lifelong member of the Dorje Kasung. In 1991, she joined the staff of Karme Chöling, where she lived for three years, working on publicity and marketing. She has been a professional editor since 1987 and has most recently worked full-time as an acquiring editor for Shambhala Publications in Boston. Now, in addition to traveling and teaching in the Shambhala mandala, she continues to work as a book editor and publishing consultant. She has recently moved to Los Angeles.

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