Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7.30pm PT
Six 90-minute classes July 20th – August 31st
NO CLASS ON AUGUST 24TH
***This course will occur online via Zoom – the link will be provided via the automated registration confirmation email sent out after you register.***
Death & Rebirth: Making Friends with Death
For most of our culture, death often presents an anxious situation ridden with fear, loss, hopelessness and grief. Explore a more expansive view of this natural transition and how it is possible to face death with peace, dignity and no regrets. This course offers participants invaluable input as to the process of death and rebirth in the Tibetan tradition and how to find meaning in life, resolve conflicts, and develop the skills to help yourself and others at the time of death. Discussion and meditation included along with practical applications for caregivers. Open to all levels of students especially those with a particular interest in death and dying, hospice workers, and all caregivers.
This module will be comprised of 6 ninety-minute classes.
- How can we use the practice of remembering death as a method to counter delusions?
- What are the different stages of the death process?
- Reincarnation, karma, and what determines the kind of rebirth we will have?
- Meditations that are most helpful
- Euthanasia, organ donation, and practical support for caregivers
About the Instructor
Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been ordained since 2000. She has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management. Prior to studying Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. She also trained as a hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care.
Amy also leads pilgrimages to Buddhist sites such as Lawudo Retreat Center in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. See her website below for more information.
Amy’s teaching style helps people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
She is also the co-author of FPMT’s Buddhism in a Nutshell. For more information on Amy’s teaching schedule and courses, see www.AmyMiller.com.
About Discovering Buddhism
This is the fifth in a series of 14 Discovering Buddhism modules covering the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. You can do each module individually, as a stand alone course, and they do not need to be completed in succession. Discovering Buddhism is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of fundamental Buddhist concepts. It aims to provide an experiential taste of the Buddha’s teachings and the skills we need to make our lives most meaningful. For more information on the Discovering Buddhism program, please click here.
We recommend that students join Discovering Buddhism courses at the start of any given module and make a commitment to attend the entire module.
Are you interested in certification?
Certification is certainly NOT required to take this course, but it will be available for those who have interest in attaining the FPMT Discovering Buddhism Certification. Students who complete all modules and related certification requirements associated with the full Discovering Buddhism course will receive an official certification for this class from FPMT. If you plan to attend this Death & Rebirth Module with the aim of counting it towards your FPMT Discovering Buddhism Certification, please contact prior to this module’s start date, to indicate your commitment to completing all of this module’s ‘completion card’ requirements. (These requirements are likely to include full attendance of each class, completion of specific reading tasks, homework, meditation and an exam.) The FPMT Certificate program allows those who complete all 14 modules and the final retreat to apply for consideration to join the FPMT Teacher List as qualified to teach Discovering Buddhism-level courses at FPMT centers.
Benefits of Becoming a Friend of LMB
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|Date(s):||Tuesday nights July 20th, 27th, Aug 3rd, 10th, 17th, NO CLASS Aug 24th, Final Class Aug 31st, 2021|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Amy Miller|
|Type of event:||Discovering Buddhism|
|Number of sessions:||Six classes - 90 minutes each|
|Participation:||Consistent attendance is most beneficial|
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