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Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully Weekend Course

When:

Sat 17 Oct 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 18 Oct 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington, 94 Derwent Street, Island Bay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Saturday, 17 October
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Cost: $70 includes a vegetarian lunch

Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on the practice of Powa – transference of consciousness for the deceased

Buddha Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the universal compassion of all enlightened beings. By relying upon him, we naturally increase our own compassion.

On this day event Kelsang Pagma will grant the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara and give commentary on the practice of transference of consciousness. Through practising transference of consciousness, known as ‘powa’ with faith, compassion and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us into the pathway to a Buddha’s Pure Land.

Sunday, 18 October
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $60 includes a vegetarian lunch

Teachings on Death and Dying

Learning to face the challenge of loss and separation is an important part of having a healthy life. Buddha taught that the end of meeting is parting and the end of birth is death. In this course we will explore profound methods to integrate these truths into our daily life, increasing our well-being and happiness and giving us great strength to support our loved ones during times of immense challenge.

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. These inspiring teachings help us to make the most of our human life, to prepare for death without fear or denial, and to help others who are dying.

After this event there will be two further weeks of drop-in classes teaching ‘Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully’ at Bodh Gaya Buddhist Centre on the following Mondays: 19 & 26 October, 7-8.30pm

Please Note: For this weekend course you can attend both days or either the Saturday or the Sunday.

The Teacher:
Kelsang Pagma is the Resident Teacher at Bodh Gaya Buddhist Centre. Pagma is a sincere practitioner who shares Buddha’s teachings with gentleness and warmth. She demonstrates how to transform life’s difficulties into the spiritual path inspiring others to do the same.

Booking is essential, either by phone 04-383 5213 or by filling the booking form on Bodh Gaya website.

Visit Bodh Gaya website for more information on weekly classes, day courses and special events.

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