Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective | Special Event
Sunday March 31 | 10:30am-3pm
with Visiting Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa
We are delighted to offer two events focused death and dying from a Buddhist perspective. The morning event will focus on Buddhist psychology and philosophy about death and dying as well as practical tips that integrate easily into modern life. The afternoon session will focus on more traditional Buddhist ritual practices performed for those who have died. Come to one or both events, everyone welcome!
Based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
DEATH AND 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, and on how to use an awareness of our death to live a more full and meaningful life. $15 ($10 in advance)
POWA TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE
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. $20 ($15 in advance)
$35 for the day ($30 in advance) 50% off for members.
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood in California. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in action.