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Death & Dying – A Buddhist Perspective | Sat 14 Sept

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

- £20 – £25

With special visiting Teacher, Gen Kelsang Tharpa

We invite you to two special events focused death and dying from a Buddhist perspective. The weekend events will focus on Buddhist philosophy and psychology.

  • What happens when we die
  • Reducing fear of death
  • How accepting death positively changes how we live our life
  • How to help others who are dying and who have died

Buddha gave comprehensive teachings about death and dying that help us to understand what happens at the time of death. This knowledge helps us to reduce our fear of it. He also taught how acceptance of our own death can inspire us to live our life with greater focus and clearer intention.

>> The Sunday retreat will focus on more traditional Buddhist practices performed for those who have died. If you want to understand how to support those who are dying and what to do after they have died.

Come to one or both events, everyone welcome!

Based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.


Gen Tharpa is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and a senior teacher of the New Kadampa Tradition who has been teaching Modern Buddhism in Spain, Portugal and England for over 30 years. He has great ability to convey Buddha’s teachings on death from his own experience and to inspire people to use this profound knowledge.

Saturday 14th Sept | 10:30am – 3:30pm | Death & Dying – A Buddhist Perspective

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 more full and meaningful life.

Session 1: Teaching & Meditation – 10:30-11:30am

Session 2: Teaching & Meditation – 12:00 – 1:00pm

Session 3: Teaching & Meditation – 2:30 – 3:30pm

Sunday 15th Sept | 10:30am – 3:30pm | A Practice to help those who have died (Powa)              

The practice of Powa is a method whereby we can 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.

Session 1: Teaching & Meditation – 10:30-11:30am

Session 2: Teaching & Meditation – 12:00 – 1:00pm

Session 3: Teaching & Meditation – 2:30 – 3:30pm


Saturday, September 14
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£20 – £25


21 Hanover Buildings
Southampton, United Kingdom
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