Death and Dying: a Buddhist Perspective

Death & Dying Half Day Course
DATE: Sunday 1 December, 2024
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $30 ($15 unwaged)

ABOUT THIS COURSE

While we do not like to think about this, all of us will eventually have to face the loss of loved ones, as well as our own death. The Buddhist understanding of death and dying is enormously beneficial.  In particular it will allow us to acknowledge our own impermanence and transform the truth of our death into a life-enhancing energy that will empower us to truly make the most of our lives, to live and die joyfully and meaningfully. Gaining experience of this meditation will enable us to not only deal skilfully with our grief but also help those who are dying or have died. 

In this course Kadam Birgit will explain the Buddhist perspective on death and dying, how we can prepare ourselves and how we can help others who are dying.

DETAILS

Coffee, tea and snacks are provided.

WHERE

Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre
174 Albert Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 355-3524

Resident Teacher, Birgit Saunders

Kadam Birgit Saunders, Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Kadam Birgit has been a student of Kadampa Buddhism since arriving in New Zealand over twelve years ago. She began teaching with Kadampa Meditation Centre in Wellington where she was also Admin Director (AD) for three years.

Since moving to Palmerston North in 2016 she worked closely with Gen Kelsang Demo as the Education Programme Co-ordinator (EPC) for the Centre and teaching classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, at the Cancer Society and Massey University, while also working at the Cancer Society.

Birgit was appointed Resident Teacher of Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Centre at the beginning of 2020, and brings sincerity, bubbly enthusiasm and kindness to her teaching. She is always looking for ways to make Dharma practical, relevant and meaningful so that students are able to see how to use Dharma and meditation to make positive changes in their lives.