Saturday Series Course
Online A Guide to Death and Dying
Saturday 18 April
online (available 24 hours after broadcast)
with Resident Teacher Kelsang Kunden
Death has been very much in the news and is something that we are confronted with on a daily basis, but instead of being fearful, we can come to understand the death process and in so doing find freedom from fear of death and learn to help others who are 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. Understanding the death process gives us an opportunity to live a more meaningful life and end of life, and to help those who are dying.
In this Saturday series of classes, our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Kunden, will guide us to a practical understanding of the Buddhist explanation of the death process, how we can prepare for our death and how we can help those who are dying. We will also be introduced to the practice of Powa (or transference of consciousness) practice where we can transfer our own, or others’ consciousness to a Pure Land rebirth. This is one of the kindest things we can do for ourself and for others.
This course will be based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully and will include a teaching on how to engage in Powa practice.