Sat 11 July: The Peace of Impermanence – A Buddhist Approach to Living & Dying (Online)
Special Online Weekend Event with Southern UK Kadampa Meditation Centres.
KMC London, Bodhisattva KMC (Brighton), KMC Reading & KMC Southampton.
<< Please book with your local centre >> This event is hosted by all 4 Southern Meditation Centres. If you live in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset & West Sussex, please book here. Otherwise please book this event with your local Centre.
£25/day | £40/weekend | Discounts for Members applied
£40/weekend << Click here to book whole weekend >>
- Overcome your fear of death
- Learn how to help those who are dying
- Live peacefully with impermanence
Learn how to protect yourself and help others by increasing your wisdom about life and death.
Lately death has been in the news every day. But in our modern society, death and dying are often shrouded in grief, confusion and unhappiness. It doesn’t have to be like that.
Enjoy eight sessions of teachings and guided meditations by four senior Kadampa TE=eachers (Buddhist nuns and monks) who will explain the Buddhist understanding and approach to this important topic.
Awareness of the death process will help us to come to terms with our own and others’ mortality, live with integrity and – most importantly – know what to do when dealing with death.
Also learn how to practise the ‘five forces’ to improve the quality of your life and guide and inspire you at the time of death. This weekend will culminate in a guided transference of consciousness ceremony (‘powa’) so we can all know what to do when those we love die.
Please take the time this weekend to become your own benefactor and protector. Everyone is welcome! No previous knowledge or experience needed.
KNOW THE TEACHERS
Gen Lekma is our Resident Teacher at KMC Southampton. She is a senior Buddhist nun with more than 25 years of teaching and meditation experience and she has taught in England and the United States for much of this time. Her clear, profound and entertaining talks express the path of wisdom and meditation in a way that is ideally suited for people of the modern world. She is greatly cherished by her students for her warm, light and wise example.
Gen Togden is the Resident Teacher at KMC London. As a Buddhist monk and teacher, he is loved and admired by his students because of his practical knowledge and warm presentations, authentic teachings, as well as his natural joy and sense of humour. His cosmopolitan experience, humility, and the ability to touch people’s hearts with Dharma are a great asset to the city of London.
Gen Kelsang Thekchen is the Resident Teacher at Bodhisattva KMC in Brighton. He has been practising and teaching Buddhist meditation for over 20 years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s teachings in a simple, practical and often humorous way, making them easy to put into practice in everyday life.
Gen Kelsang Nyingpo is the Resident Teacher at KMC Reading. She is a well-loved and respected Teacher with a wealth of experience having been ordained as a Buddhist nun for over 20 years and taught for many years internationally. She is a kind and and down to earth teacher. She has a good sense of humour and understands how people of this modern world need help and support through meditation and Buddha’s teachings.
10-11 am ~ Introduction to the course – The nature of the mind & our mental continuum – With Gen Thekchen
12-1 pm ~ Understanding what happens when we die ~ With Gen Thekchen
3-4 pm ~ The importance of meditation on death – Identifying the signs of death ~ With Gen Lekma
5-6 pm ~ Introduction to the five forces – The force of motivation at death & in daily life ~ With Gen Lekma
10-11 am ~ The force of familiarity at death & in daily life ~ With Gen Nyingpo
12-1 pm ~ The force of white seed at death & in daily life ~ With Gen Nyingpo
3-4 pm ~ The force of destruction at death & in daily life ~ With Gen Togden
5-6 pm ~ The force of aspirational prayer & ‘powa’ practice – Conclusion & general advice ~ With Gen Togden