24th November – Day Course – Contemplating Living and Dying
Having been born we will die, this is a universal experience, but one we often give little thought to. Taking time out to consider the truth of impermanence for yourself and others has great meaning and many practical benefits.
Our life is very precious and fleeting. In Extensive Enjoyment Sutra Buddha says: “The lifespan of a living being passes like lightning in the sky and perishes as quickly as water falling from a high mountain.”
Keeping this wisdom in our heart we can begin to see what is important and begin to fashion a more, meaningful, realistic and happier life.
We will also reflect upon the Buddhist explanation of how we die, and what our death means for us and others. In this way we can be more prepared and find that we can approach our own death or the death of others, with more courage, compassion and love.
Everyone is welcome to attend.