A Half-day Meditation Course, for everyone
Death & Dying -  A Buddhist Perspective
Saturday February 24
10am - 1pm
With Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Course Fee: $25 per person | No charge for Silver, Gold or Platinum support members

Free Live-Stream available for Silver, Gold or Platinum support members. Click here to become a monthly support members

Understanding death and the process of dying is important both for ourselves and our loved ones.

We are alive, therefore we shall die. Awareness of this process will help us to come to terms with our own and others' mortality, live a more meaningful and positive life now and most importantly know what to do when we are dying so we can die peacefully and happily without regrets.

In this half day course, Gen Thekchen will explain Buddha’s unparalleled insight into death and dying.

He will also give us some essential instructions to help those who are dying, which is one of the kindest things we can do, at their greatest moment of need.  Finally Gen Thekchen will introduce a special practice called Transference of Consciousness or "Powa" that can transfer the consciousness of the deceased to a Buddha's pure land.  There will be an opportunity to engage in this practice at the end of the day.

  • How to make our life meaningful and free from procrastination by remembering death and impermanence
  • Understand what happens when we die
  • How to die peacefully, without fear or regret
  • How to help those who are dying or who have recently died.

Course Schedule
10am-11:15am   Teaching and guided meditation
11:15-11:45    Tea break
11:45-1:00pm   Teaching, guided meditation & discussion

2.30-3.30pm - Transference of Consciousness (Powa Ceremony) - guided by Gen Thekchen


Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & TeacherThis course will be taught by Resident Teacher Gen  Kelsang Thekchen, who is a senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Kadampa Buddhist monk and Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a simple, profound, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life. 

Pre-registration is recommended, but you can also register at the door when you arrive.

Death & Dying A Buddhist Perspective


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