Death and Dying — A Buddhist Perspective • Day Course


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington (old)
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington


Sat 12 Jun


9:45 am - 4:00 pm


$60 | unwaged $50 | member $10


  • Kelsang Luma
    Kelsang Luma
    Resident Teacher in Christchurch

    Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. Luma has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 15 years and has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

    Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path. Through her teachings and example she shows us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.


Death and Dying — A Buddhist Perspective • Day Course

About the Course

Part One: Half-Day Course | 9.45am–1pm 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. At this morning course, Kelsang Luma will explain Buddha’s teachings on the process and meaning of death. Such an understanding makes every moment of our life meaningful now and enables us to meet our death joyfully, without fear.
Part Two: Guided Powa Practice | 2pm–4pm Powa is an uplifting traditional Buddhist practice in which we transfer the consciousness of those who have recently died, or our own consciousness, to a Pure Land. In this session, gain experience of how we can use the beautiful Powa prayers to help those who are dying or deceased, and how our own practice of Powa enables us to face our death with a joyful mind.


Full Day (includes vegan/vegetarian lunch and refreshments)
$60 | unwaged $50 | Centre Members $10

Morning Workshop (includes refreshments)
$40 | unwaged $30 | Free for Centre Members

Booking is required to secure your place. Please see below to book.

Hourly Schedule


9.45am - 10am
10am - 11.15am
Teaching & Meditation
11.15am - 11.45
Morning Tea
11.45pm - 1.00pm
Teaching & Meditation
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Lunch Break


2.00pm - 2.15pm
2.15pm - 4.00pm
Guided Powa Practice


To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

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