Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre
370 Main St E Ground floor [main entrance]
Hamilton ON L8N 1J6
You may join a course at anytime.
To cover costs there is a fee of $12/class.
Tuesdays 7:30 – 9 pm
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rabgye

Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre

LIVE STREAM

7:30 – 8:40 PM

In general, death is a taboo subject. Everyone wants to avoid death, but no one can. One of the main strategies to try and avoid death is to ignore it until if finally and inevitably arrives. Such strategies are very foolish, because we will almost certainly die in a negative state of mind. As a result we shall have no choice but to experience an unfortunate rebirth. In contrast, if we deeply and correctly accept our own mortality, we can die not only peacefully, but joyfully. This will guarantee excellent results. This course will explore all aspects of death, as well as what specific things we can do to help others die fearlessly and peacefully.

 

Part 1 Preparing For Death  
Accepting Our Own Mortality Oct 5
Distant Signs of Death & What to Do Oct 12
The Actual Dying Process Oct 19
Part 2 Helping Those Who Are Dying  
Essential Wisdom For Care Giving Oct 26
Experiencing Grief and Avoiding Depression Nov 2
Part 3 Transference of Consciousness  
The Practice of Powa – For Our Self or Others Nov 9

 

 

 

When we desire to give to others, our motivation may vary between true sincerity to please others, to mere obligation. Moreover, the entire context of our giving is usually practiced with a completely worldly intention. On the other hand, if we develop a pure spiritual intention for giving, our action becomes a very powerful cause for attaining the fulfillment of all of our own and others wishes. In this way, our practice of giving will become continuous and not just seasonal or centered around special events. Those that practice in this way, easily experience lasting happiness.

 

Material Giving Nov 16
Giving Advice From Wisdom Nov 23
Giving Assurance to Allay Other’s Fears Nov 30
Giving Love Dec 7
Sublime Giving Dec 14

 

 

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