Living & Dying Joyfully | Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Living Meaningfully ~ Dying Joyfully

Half Day Course

BODHICHITTA CENTRE

DAY:  Sunday Nov 4

TIME:  9.30am-12.30pm

TEACHER:  Deborah Mabee

COST:  $20 / Free for Members

WHERE:  970 Blanshard Street, Victoria

REGISTRATION:  You may register in advance or pay at the door. Payment in advance guarantees you a place and speeds up the process at the door.  Payment in advance will be available until noon on Nov 3.  Full refunds, for any reason, will be available until 3pm on Nov 3.

ABOUT THE COURSE

What is the most meaningful way to use our lives?  The way to make our life truly meaningful is to dedicate it to spiritual development, to eliminate our negative and deluded states of mind, and to cultivate positive, peaceful states.  As a result, we shall enjoy a happy, peaceful life, free from anxiety and problems, and we shall naturally benefit others.  By applying our practice at the time of death we can die joyfully and experience pure, lasting happiness in all our future lives.  Eventually we shall be able to transcend all the limitations of ordinary existence and attain full enlightenment.

What is death?  Death is the cessation of the connection between our mind and our body.  Death occurs when the subtle consciousness finally leaves the body to go to the next life.  When the body disintegrates at death the mind does not cease.  Although our superficial conscious mind ceases, it does so by dissolving into a deeper level of consciousness, the very subtle mind.  

Everybody is welcome to attend this course, regardless of experience. The course will include short guided meditations that will give rise to a peaceful feeling in the mind and improve your ability to solve your daily problems effectively.

9.30-10.30am:  Session 1

10.30-10.45am:  Tea Break

10.45-11.30am:  Session 2

11.40am-12.30pm:  Session 3

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER

  Deborah Mabee

Deborah Mabee is a member of the Teacher Training Program, our past Centre Administrative Director and an experienced teacher of Dharma.  Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.  Deborah is well loved for her warm and welcoming presence and inspiring enthusiasm for Buddha’s teachings.

FAQS
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Q. How should I dress?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Is there any physical exercise involved?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
Q. Do I need to book in advance?

No, it is not necessary to book in advance.  We always reserve space for walk-ups.  We just ask that you arrive 5-15 minutes prior to class start.   

LOCATION

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre