Living Meaningfully – Death, Dying and Rebirth
Drop-in Meditation Classes
Livestreamed Online & In-Person
Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9pm
(available for 48 hours after on catch up)
Death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative subjects and are shrouded in fear, anxiety and denial. Buddhism offers a different perspective helping us to come to terms with our mortality and living our life peacefully with this awareness.
We are born; 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.
In this series of classes, Gen Paljin will give commentary to topics such as what happens when we die, how we take rebirth and how we can prepare well for our death. He will also give an explanation to Powa, the practice of transference of consciousness of the deceased to a fortunate rebirth.
By acknowledging & accepting the impermanence of our life, we can come to live a truly meaningful life.
“Preparing for death is one of the kindest and wisest things we can do for both ourself and others”
Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The classes are suitable for anyone with an interest in Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) and in particular those teachings on the Buddhist view of death, dying and rebirth.
There will be four classes which can be attended individually but to get the most out of the series of teachings, we would encourage you to attend all four.
This course will be taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin the Resident Teacher of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley. He is a Buddhist monk with over 20 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
week beginning 25 May
week beginning 1 June
week beginning 8 June
week beginning 15 June
In-person classes are resuming from Tuesday 7 July, suitable procedures are in place to keep attendees and teachers safe.
On-line classes will continue to run in tandem for the foreseeable future.
The course Living Meaningfully will run in-person at the following time and location. (Links will take you to the respective class website)
In-person classes will need to be booked in advance rather than our usual drop-in basis.