Death and Dying

a buddhist perspective

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Death and Dying – a Buddhist Perspective
a half day meditation course

Saturday 25 June
1 – 4pm
In person and online

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 this wisdom to help those who are dying and to live a more full and meaningful life ourself.

death and dying a buddhist perspective

The practice of Powa is a traditional Buddhist ritual practice to transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to a pure land. 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 ourself and for others.

This course is presented in two sessions. In the first session we will explore Buddha’s teachings on what happens when we die, how we can prepare for our death and how to help those who are dying. In the second session we will engage in Powa – transference of consciousness – prayers, with guided meditation so we can gain experience of how to engage in powa for ourselves and for others.

Join our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Kunden for our half day course. This course is suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome.

$25 or $15 a session. Free for members

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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. This inspiring book helps us to live a happy and meaningful life, to prepare for death and to help others who are dying. In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive experience.

~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

This course is based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book is available to purchase in our Centre shop or at Tharpa Publications.

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Non-members: purchase tickets securely online with Paypal for the onsite class or through Eventbrite. The link for the class will be emailed to you at least one hour before class start time on day of class.

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143 Wyndham St N, Suite 203 Guelph, ON N1H 4E9

Phone: 1.226.486.2417


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