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Facing Death And Finding Freedom - Ani Pema

  • Venue : CMH
  • Price : FREE
  • Date : 25th November
  • Category : Dharma
  • Start : 15:00
  • Finish : 18:00

Facing Death And Finding Freedom - Ani Pema

A Buddhist approach to Living and Dying

Day1 Sunday 25th November -3pm - 6pm (FREE)

“Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life.” Ram Das

This 2-part program will be presented in a non-denominational approach applicable for individuals from any background and will draw largely on discussion and perspectives of the participants. The seminars will be interactive using short presentations, individual reflection and activities, discussions and contemplative practices.

Reassess our life priorities. Make life decisions based on the inevitable end of our precious existence. Examine our fear of dying and how that may obstruct us from rich meaningful connection to ourselves and others in our life. Contemplating the end of our life can greatly enrich our present life as we adopt an intention to live more mindfully, more fully loving, grateful and forgiving.

About Ani Pema
Ani Pema ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2001 in Bhutan. Prior to studying Tibetan Buddhism she lived for 12 years with her meditation/ yoga master in India and was sent by him to run a large meditation centre in Sydney, Australia, which she did for 6 years running retreats and teaching meditation to cancer patients, carers and prisoners. After her teacher’s death, she earned qualifications in Transpersonal Psychology and took up the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. In Australia she worked extensively in the area of chaplaincy, providing counselling for individuals facing end-of-life and training monks and nuns and communities to provide compassionate end-of-life care.