Living Happily, Dying Joyfully Day Course


Saturday 26 August 10am – 3.30pm

with Resident Teacher and Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma


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

Learn how to enjoy a happy meaningful life, prepare for our death and help others who are dying.

This course is presented in two parts.

Part One: Meditation Workshop | 10.00 –12.30pm

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 | 1.45 – 3.30pm 

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 – 11.00am Teaching & Meditation

11.00 – 11.30am Morning tea

11.30 – 12.30pm Teaching & Meditation

12.30 – 1.45pm Lunch break

1.45 – 3.30pm 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.