“How to Be Sick”, Book Reading and Discussion with Toni Bernhard

Sunday October 17 11:15am to 12:15pm

Long time Vipassana student Toni Bernhard has written an insightful and helpful book on how to practice Buddhism while sick.  Toni has been chronically ill for many years, much of that time housebound and bed- ridden.  From her personal experience she has written a wonderfully personal and deeply compassionate book for people both ill and healthy.  Since her illness limits how much she can do, we are fortunate that she will be sharing her book and wisdom with us at IMC.   Her book is “How to Be Sick: A Buddhist Inspired Guide for the  Chronically Ill and their Caregivers.”

In 1982, Toni Bernhard received a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of California, Davis, joined the faculty where she stayed until chronic illness forced her to retire. In 1992, she began to study and practice Buddhism. Before becoming ill, she attended many meditation retreats and led a meditation group in Davis with her husband, Tony