Death and Dying Weekend Course
with Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Friday November 19 | 6:30–7:45pm
Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective
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. Buddha gave extensive teachings on the death process, and on how to use an awareness of our death to live a more full and meaningful life.
Join us for this practical talk, followed by Q&A with American Buddhist monk and the Western US National Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Rigpa. No experience is necessary to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Saturday November 20 | 10:30–4pm
How to Transform the Process of Death
It is a universal truth that we will all die. How to transform this truth into a meaningful life is at the heart of Buddha's teachings.
This day course offers practical teachings on transforming death and guided meditations. American Buddhist monk and the Western US National Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, will explain the practice of powa, a method whereby we can transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to state free from suffering and problems. Powa practice explains clearly how we can face our own death, and how we can help those who are dying. This is one of the kindest things we can do for ourself and for others.
This course will follow the teachings from the 2021 International Kadampa Fall Festival.
Session One: 10:30–11:45am
Session Two: 1–2:15pm
Session Three: 2:45–4pm
Once you register, we'll send you all the info you need to attend safely from your home via live stream.
About the Teacher
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him. Gen Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles. Gen Rigpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in action.
Before you register...
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We care about your safety and well-being! Here is a list of COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at KMC Georgia:
- The City of Atlanta has a mask mandate in place, so everyone inside the building must wear a mask. If you don't have a mask with you, one will be provided at reception.
- We have a UV air purifier running at all times inside the main meditation room.
- All doors to the main meditation room will remain open during class to encourage air flow.
- Chairs in the meditation rooms have signage to encourage social distancing.
- If you don't feel comfortable sitting in the main meditation room, you may sit in the smaller meditation room or in the reception/cafe area, where we have a TV monitor link and audio. If you are in the café area, you may still watch the class through the open glass doors.
- We offer hand sanitizer to all our guests and volunteers, and sanitize all high touch areas before every class.