Dealing With Loss

Dealing With Loss


Sunday 1st October 2023
10am – 1pm
With Buddhist Monk Gen Pagpa


This Sunday morning class gives helpful guidance on how to help those who are dying, how to deal with loss, and how being aware of our own death can be of great benefit.

There are also optional prayers in the afternoon which benefit those who have recently died.

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Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre
38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU


This course looks at how we can deal with losing someone dear to us, such as a close friend or relative.

We will learn how to be help a person when they are at point of dying, and also what to do after they have died.

There are special prayers called ‘Transference of Consciousness’, which help a person to experience happiness after they die.

There will be an explanation of this practice, as well as an opportunity to engage in these prayers in the afternoon.

The course also examines how being aware of our own death can help us live a more fulfilling life and better help those around us.



‘We are alive, therefore we will die.

This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact.

This inspiring book helps us to make the most of our human life, to prepare for death and to help others who are dying.

In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive experience.’

‘Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso




Sunday 1st October, 10am - 1pm (optional lunch at 1pm and prayers at 2.30pm)



Chairs and cushions are provided in the meditation room.

Hot & cold drinks are available in the lounge before and during the course.



At Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU.



£10 - no lunch

£15 - with a vegetarian and vegan lunch.



10am to 11.15am - Session 1

Refreshment Break

11.45am to 1pm - Session 2

1pm – Optional Lunch (veggie/vegan)

2.30pm to 3.30pm - Prayers For Those Who Have Died (free to attend)



No experience is needed - this class is suitable for anyone.

Class Teacher

Gen Pagpa is an English Buddhist Monk and has been studying meditation for over 20 years.

He is an accomplished public speaker, and can explain Buddha’s teachings in a practical and interesting manner.

He has taught classes and retreats at Meditation Centres throughout the country.

Please watch this video to enjoy a previous teaching from him.

I love going to the meditation center.

So relaxing and refreshing.

Always interesting talks and events.


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