Join us on five consecutive Thursdays when Venerable Robina Courtin will grant us live teachings on the process of death and dying, as seen from a Buddhist perspective and explained thoroughly in Lama Zopa Rinpoche’ book “How to Help Your Loved Ones Enjoy Death and Go Happily to Their Next Rebirth”.[line]
WHEN: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 7:00 – 8.30 pm CET
WHERE: Online Only
LEVEL: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!
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Meeting ID: 818 3937 7063
In this handbook Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives a huge amount of advice about how to help our loved ones before, during, and after death.
This 400 page book, compiled and edited by Ven. Robina Courtin, takes much of the material in FPMT’s How to Face Death without Fear and Heart Advice for Death and Dying, but radically restructures and reorganizes it into an easy-to-use manual.
For a Buddhist, the ideal way to die is to die gradually, contrary to an often-stated view that it’s best to die in our sleep so that we don’t know about it. And the reason is clear: given that most of us live in denial of this natural event, our loved ones need time to get ready for death, at peace and unafraid, so that they can, indeed, go happily to their next rebirth, either a precious human rebirth in which they can continue to practice their spiritual path or rebirth in a pure land, such as Buddha Amitabha’s, in which they can easily become a buddha and thus be qualified to perfectly help others.
~ Ven. Robina Courtin
Ven. Robina Courtin, Australian-born, has a powerhouse personality and has been a Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years. Well known for her work with people in prisons, Ven. Robina’s life and work is the subject of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Buddha‘. She teaches full time around the world at the centers of her teachers’ organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Read more[line]
Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0-40 CHF for a session. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!