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Facing Death, Living Life:  A Day Retreat

November 13, 2021 | 9am - 3pm


Cost: $35

Online & In-Person

Pre-registration is required
Due to social distancing our seats, we cannot take walk-ins

Class Summary:


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 different perspective on life and death. Thinking about death helps us to understand the real meaning of our life, to use it to improve ourself and to benefit others. Each session will include a brief talk, guided meditation, and some brief prayers

“If we base our life on a realistic awareness of our mortality we shall regard our spiritual development as far more important than the attainments of this world, and we shall view our time in this world principally as an opportunity to cultivate positive minds such as patience, love, compassion and wisdom.

Motivated by these virtuous minds we shall perform many positive actions, thereby creating the cause for future happiness. When the time of our death comes we shall be able to pass away without fear or regret, our mind empowered by the virtuous karma we have created.”  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully4

9am - 10:30am: Session 1
11am - 12:30pm: Session 2
2pm - 3:00pm: Session 3

ABOUT the teacher

Gen Kelsang Tabkay is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. He has been a student of contemporary Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Gen Tabkay presents Buddhism and meditation in an accessible and clear way, dedicating himself to bringing peace into the hearts of others.