WEEKEND COURSE: The Peace of Impermanence – A Buddhist Approach to Living and Dying


    Saturday & Sunday July  11 – 12

    with Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Gen Kelsang Lekma, Gen Kelsang Nyingpo and Gen Kelsang Togden

    Recordings will be available to watch for 7 days after the event.


    Suitable for all levels

  • Books we will be using

    You can order these books at Tharpa.com


    This Course will be streamed online.

    Course fee is £40

    Free for gold members and summer streaming members

    Please book with your local Centre.

Course info

The Peace of Impermanence – A Buddhist Approach to Living and Dying

Learn how to protect yourself and help others by increasing your wisdom about life and death.  Lately death has been in the news every day. But in our modern society, death and dying are often shrouded in grief, confusion and unhappiness. It doesn’t have to be like that.

Enjoy eight sessions of teachings and guided meditations by four senior Kadampa teachers (Buddhist nuns and monks) who will explain the Buddhist understanding and approach to this important topic.

Awareness of the death process will help us to come to terms with our own and others’ mortality, live with integrity and – most importantly – know what to do
when dealing with death.

Also learn how to practise the ‘five forces’ to improve the quality of your life and guide and inspire you at the time of death. This weekend will culminate in a guided transference of consciousness ceremony (‘powa’) so we can all know what to do when those we love die.

Please take the time this weekend to become your own benefactor and protector. Everyone is welcome! No previous knowledge or experience needed.


10–11am: Introduction to the Course – The nature of our mind and our mental continuum with Gen Thekchen

12–1pm: The process of death and rebirth with Gen Thekchen

2-3pm: Meditation on Death and Impermanence with Gen Lekma

4-5pm: The force of motivation at death and in daily life with Gen Lekma


10–11am: The force of familiarity at death and in daily life with Gen Nyingpo

12–1pm: The force of white seed (virtue) at death and in daily life with Gen Nyingpo

2-3pm: The force of destruction (purification) at death and in daily life with Gen Togden

4-5pm: The force of aspirational prayer and the practice of transference of consciousness (Powa) with Gen Togden


Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC in Brighton

Gen Kelsang Nyingpo, Resident Teacher of KMC Reading

Gen Kelsang Lekma, Resident Teacher of KMC Southampton

Gen Kelsang Togden, Resident Teacher of KMC London

Suitable for everyone, these drop-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.

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Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.