‘Death and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective’

Half Day Course on Saturday 13th June, 10am to 1pm with Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhasang

death and dying

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Buddha gave extensive teachings on the death process, and on how to use an awareness of our death to live a fuller and meaningful life.

On this course we will also learn what happens at the time of death. This knowledge helps us to reduce our fear of it.

We will briefly explore a practice called Powa or transference of consciousness. Powa practice explains clearly how we can face our own death, and how we can help those who are dying. This is one of the kindest things we can do for our self and for others. Please see our online prayers page for regular opportunities to engage in these powerful prayers via livestream.

Course Options:

  1. Join the class as a live streaming event – please note bookings for the live class will close 30 minutes before the start time
  2. Watch the recorded version – this will need to be purchased and viewed within 48 hours of the original streamed course.

Please select the required option below.

Course Fee: £15 (£9 concession*), free for members, members plus, FP plus and benefactors

To find out about the benefits of membership and the different options please click here.

Session times for the live stream: session I: 10am to 11.15am, session II: 11.45am to 1pm

Live stream

Death and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective Live Stream

Recording

Booking for the recording will be available after the live stream

Instructions on connecting to online classes – please click here

*Concessions: to reflect our wish to make these meditation classes as accessible as possible during these difficult times, we are providing this reduced class fee for those who need it. In return, we ask that you consider carefully whether this applies to you, recognising that all income generated goes towards our continued ability to provide these classes and enable our Centre to function.

Kind Request: please be aware that these sessions are intended for people living within the West Midlands region. If you have a Kadampa Centre closer to you we ask you to please support them instead. In this way all our Centres will still be here to serve their communities when this difficult period comes to an end. Thank you.