Death and Dying Day Course – A Buddhist Perspective


Saturday 19 June 10am – 4.00pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.

About the Day Course

This course is presented in two parts.

Part One: Meditation Workshop | 10.00 –1.00pm

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. At this morning course, Kelsang Luma will explain Buddha’s teachings on the process and meaning of death. Such an understanding makes every moment of our life meaningful now and enables us to meet our death joyfully, without fear.

Part Two: Guided Powa Practice | 2.15pm – 4pm

Powa is an uplifting traditional Buddhist practice in which we transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to a Pure Land. In this session, gain experience of how we can use the beautiful Powa prayers to help those who are dying or deceased, and how our own practice of Powa enables us to face our death with a joyful mind.

Suitable for beginners and advanced. Everybody is welcome


$60 – includes morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch or there are cafes nearby.

Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


9.50 – 10.00am: Registration

10.00 – 11.15am Teaching & Meditation

11.15 – 11.45am Morning tea

11.45 – 1.00pm Teaching & Meditation

1.00 – 2.15pm Lunch break

2.15 – 4.00pm Teaching & Guided Powa Practice

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.