“Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding to think about it, it is better to understand its meaning” H.H Dalai Lama
Death is a subject that most people do not like to hear about, talk about, or even think about. Why is this? After all, whether we like it or not, each and every one of us will have to die one day. In fact everyday we move one day closer to death. To realize this doesn’t have to be scary, it can actually help us to live a more meaning full life and resolve conflicts as soon as possible. In this course we learn how we can prepare for own death and also how we can help our loved ones to die. What happens when we are dying? Often it’s the unknown that is scares us. This weekend we will also explore what is happening at the time of death and what to expect afterwards.
This teaching is based on the FPMT Discovering Buddhism program following the weekend course in February. You are of course welcome to join just for the practice day if you have not attended the weekend course beforehand.
About the Teacher
This course is led by Ven. Losang Palmo, also known as Ani Losang. Ven. Losang Palmo grew up in Switzerland. She took ordination as a Buddhist nun in 1991 with her main teacher, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. She lived for about 15 years in India at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, becoming one of the centre’s primary teachers.
Duration: One day (Saturday). This course follows up on the weekend course “Death and Rebirth” in February. You are of course welcome to join just for the practice day if you have not attended the weekend course in February.
Discovering Buddhism Course: Death and Rebirth.
Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 60 CHF per day. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or through PayPal.
Language: Teaching and guided meditation in English, discussion in German and English
Level: Beginner. No prior knowledge required.
Lunch: There will be lunch breaks. Please bring your own lunch or plan to grab one in one of the nearby cafés. You are welcome to bring something that we can share together, like bread, hummus, fruit etc.