Dying As Best One Can

9:45am 04 May 2019 - 4:00pm 06 May 2019

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

PLEASE NOTE: this course was previously advertised beginning on Friday evening, but now begins on Saturday 4th May at 9.45am and it is still advisable to arrive on Friday evening.

To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.

Practical teachings for the end of life from Atisha’s Seven Point Mind Training[i]

Long May Weekend retreat led by Ken Holmes

Of the various Buddhist teachings helping one prepare for death, the most appropriate and successful for the modern Western practiser are proving to be those from the Seven Points. Ken will take people through the various areas of very practical work, dealing with family, possessions and relationships on the outside and one’s own experience and thoughts on the inside. The course will include one or two simulations of a peaceful death. Particularly useful for anyone already engaged in the Seven Points process, this retreat will contain much helpful advice, reflection and practice useful for anyone. Our experience is that it not only prepares for death but awakens one to life[ii].

Course starts on the morning of Saturday 4th May at 9.45am and ends 4pm Monday 6th May.

[i] Point Four presents the Five Powers used in this life and has a special section for applying the Five Powers at the time of death.

[ii] Please note this is not a training in bardo (intermediate state after death) practices but one focused on what to do up to and including the moment of death.

There is no fee for this course although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs, as well as the expenses incurred in inviting teachers.  Donations may be made in the Reception Office.

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