Thinking about death

What does our death mean? And how can facing up to this fundamental truth benefit me?

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong explains that thinking about death helps us to understand the real meaning of our life, to use it to improve ourself and benefit others through spiritual practice.

The benefits of contemplating our death

“If we base our life on a realistic awareness of our mortality we shall regard our spiritual development as far more important than the attainments of this world,and we shall view our time in this world principally as an opportunity to cultivate positive minds such as patience, love, compassion and wisdom.

Motivated by these virtuous minds we shall perform many positive actions, thereby creating the cause for future happiness. When the time of our death comes we shall be able to pass away without fear or regret, our mind empowered by the virtuous karma we have created.”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Living Meanfully, Dying Joyfully (pp. 3-4)

Join us at a half-day course

Join us at a local meditation class

A Buddhist Perspective on Life & Death

Half-Day Meditation Course

Saturday 12th October– 10am to 1.15pm

In our society, death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative topics of conversation and are often shrouded in confusion, grief and suffering.

However, Buddhism offers a different perspective on life and death. Thinking about death helps us to understand the real meaning of our life, to use it to improve ourself and to benefit others.

Everyone welcome; no previous experience necessary
£25 (including vegetarian lunch at 1.15pm)