Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
Saturday, February 17th, 2018 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (includes a vegetarian lunch)
Drop-in rate: $25.00 (or pre-register online for $20.00)
Location: Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center
6338 Presidential Court, Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL (map)
One of the few certainties in life is death!
If death were the end of our problems, perhaps we need not be so concerned but, as Buddha taught, for as long as we remain ordinary beings, one life is followed by another as surely as day is followed by night.
Despite the inevitability of our death and the complete uncertainty of its time or manner, few of us give it a moment’s thought until it is too late. Given that many future lives lie ahead and that these will be shaped by our actions in this and previous lives, it does not pay to die unprepared.
In this workshop we will learn how coming to terms with our mortality enriches our life and enables us to meet our passing with dignity, confidence, and joy. We will discover how Buddha teaches us how to live a pure, liberating lifestyle in which every moment is meaningful!
This half-day workshop will include guided meditations and practical teachings on how to apply meditation to all our daily activities. It will be a perfect introduction to mindfulness meditation.
This workshop is suitable for everyone. It will be taught by Buddhist monk , Kelsang Chopag, and will contain two guided meditations. There will be time for questions and discussion.
About the Resident Teacher
Kelsang Chopag is the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats across the Southwest Florida area. He is an ordained Buddhist monk who has trained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and other qualified teachers. Chopag began his practice at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, an internationally renowned meditation and retreat center in upstate New York. While in New York, he spent several years learning and practicing the meditative teachings of Buddha. His teachings are light, humorous and practical, and he uses logic and analogies to help others discover the meaning of Buddha’s teachings.