Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully Retreat

Saturday, March 9, 9 AM-4 PM with Gen Kelsang Gomlam


Many people are afraid to talk about death because they feel like it might make them depressed or sad. Actually, when we develop the wisdom of thinking about death and impermanence we experience a beautiful sense of relief and confidence that removes our fear.

Fear usually comes from “unknowing” and in this meditation retreat we will learn exactly what happens at death and how to prepare for it; through simply doing this our life becomes deeply meaningful. And when our life is over, we will feel like we are just “returning home”.

We will also learn about the powerful Buddhist practice called Powa (transference of consciousness) which insures that we experience a pure and happy life in the future.

“Preparing for death is one of the kindest and wisest things we can do for both ourself

and others”. 

From the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Retreat Schedule for Saturday, March 9, 9-4 PM:

Session 1: 9-10:30

Session 2: 11-12:30

*Lunch: 12:30-2 PM

Session 3: (Powa with Commentary) 2-4:00 PM

*Lunch is included as part of this day course.


Cost: $30 before March 2/$40 after or Free for KMC Madison Members and Benefactors




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About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Gomlam is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Madison and Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s representative in Madison. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Kadam Dharma for many years. Gen Gomlam’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. 


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