Day Retreat with Tsering Paldron
Sunday 15th October, 10:00- 17:00, St. Benedict’s Centre, 52 Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX
How to Live and Die Well: Teachings on Life and Death from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
We are very happy to announce the return of popular teacher, Tsering Paldron, for a day retreat on a topic that touches us all.
“One of the most important preparations for death is to learn how to live. Learning how to live in a good way. Everybody has to die, and we don’t know when we are going to die. When we say we don’t know when we are going to die, it doesn’t mean that we have lots of time. It could be any time, it could be tonight, tomorrow, next month, next year or many years. It’s not necessarily that we have lots of time, even if we are not sick or anything like that. So, therefore, we have to be prepared. So how to prepare? I think the most important thing is that to live and accept and understand that we can die at any time. And sometimes this practice, this understanding, deeply understanding and accepting the impermanence and uncertainty, people sometimes think it’s not a nice thing because many people actually think that death is a punishment, something very bad. From a Buddhist point of view, death is not a punishment, it’s a natural phenomenon. Birth is a natural phenomenon, for as long as there is birth then there has to be death.”
– Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Tsering will use this text as a guide for the day retreat: Root Verses on the Six Bardos.
Tea Break 11:30 – 11:50
Lunch 13.00 to 14.00
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A BRING AND SHARE VEGAN/VEGETARIAN LUNCH
Tea Break 15.30 to 15:50
St. Benedict’s Centre, 52 Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX
Meeting ID: 897 9566 2518
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