Let’s Talk about Death and How to Care for the Dying
Date: Saturday 17 February
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury, CT1 2AS Venue and Map Information
About this Course:
Although death is something we will definitely have to experience, and which may even occur today, it
remains a subject that is seldom openly discussed. Conversely, rather than ignore death, the Buddhist
path reveals that an acceptance of our own impermanence is a prerequisite for self-development. Through contemplation and meditation, this understanding will gradually lead us to a sense of real freedom and inner peace. We will be inspired to prioritise our life, to unlock our potential and to open our heart to others. As well as coming to terms with our own mortality, it is almost inevitable that we will have to care for family and friends as they too approach the end of their lives. In this course, we will explore how to develop the courage and stability for giving both emotional and spiritual support to others at the time of their death.
About the Teachers:
Teachers on this course will be James and Chelvi. James is resident teacher at Jampel Buddhist Centre and has experience of supporting others during the period at the end of their life. Chelvi is a Buddhist practitioner with the benefit of many years as a social worker, providing psychological ‘end of life’ care in hospices.