On Sunday, Bhante Jayasara gave a talk to the Indonesian Buddhist Family of New York on Letting Go, which gave rise to a good Q&A session with dialogue from both monastics.
Last night, the topic of the wednesday tea/zoom session turned to another form of letting go: the contemplation of death. Like the consideration of the unattractive nature of the body, this contemplation is not always dealt with in mixed audiences. Many monastics feel that addressing them to average people would be off-putting. But when you have the opportunity to chat with a monastic one-on-one, I encourage you to take the opportunity and ask away about all the things no one else will talk about!
Truly, these practices are of universal benefit, not just for monastics!