Life & Death - A Buddhist Perspective
About these classes
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet few of us have come to terms with this fact.
The teachings in this ongoing Tuesday evening meditation class series will help us to live a happy and meaningful life, prepare for our death and also help others who are dying. In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive experience.
The classes are based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
“There is nothing more precious than our human life. Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. With so much freedom, we need to ask ourself what is the most meaningful way to use our life. What will make us truly happy? What will benefit others most? And when this life is over, what will help us then?” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, ‘Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully’
You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from the classes. Everyone is welcome.
How the classes are run
When you sign up, you will receive a link to a video of each class. The link will be sent to your email address on the day of the class and will remain valid for seven days. If you don’t receive the link, please check your junk mail folder in case it has landed there!
£7 per class drop-in | £5 per class if a 3 or 4 week series is booked in advance
free for members
About the teacher
Gen Kelsang Osung is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow. She has been studying under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 25 years. A modern Buddhist nun, she is loved for her joyful and inspiring presentation of Buddha’s teachings, clearly close to her heart.
Freedom From Suffering & Its Causes
6, 13, 20 October | Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.15pm
Buddha teaches that the cause of all of our suffering is our negative minds, or delusions, which can be condensed into three – the 3 root delusions of attachment, hatred and ignorance. In this series of classes we will look at the 3 virtuous roots that oppose these delusions, the practices of non-attachment, non-hatred and non-ignorance; at how we can develop them and maintain them in our daily life and how we can ultimately, through training, free ourself from these causes of our suffering.
Opposing Negativity With Virtue
6, 13 & 20 Oct | Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.15pm
Inspiring guidelines for helping us to live a happy and meaningful life, come to terms with our own death in a positive way and help others who are dying.
By Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche