In our society, death and dying are often perceived as inherently negative topics of conversation and are often shrouded in confusion, grief and suffering. However, Buddhism offers a completely different perspective based on a profound understanding of the process of dying, the meaning of death, and what we can do to protect ourself and help others during such a critical passage in our life.
During this day course, Gen Khedrub will help us come to terms with our own mortality and transform death into a liberating experience.
Location: Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103.
This workshop will include guided meditations, teachings and time for Q&A. Everyone is welcome.
About the Teacher: Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.
Gen Khedrub joins us after 13 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and an additional 10 years as Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago.
"The Resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life."
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
During this event we will be using The Liberating Prayer. If you are not familiar with these prayers, and would like to join in, you can find the text via this link.
New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.
Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.
Note: This class will be delivered in-person at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. If you would like to hear Gen Khedrub teach online visit www.meditationinboston.org for a complete list of opportunities.
This event is being offered by livestream for residents of Maine, Massachusetts*, New Hampshire, and Vermont (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at www.meditationinnewbedford.org)
October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm