Understanding Death

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Meditation Courses in Albuquerque

February 16—March 16

Tuesdays Midday | 11:30AM–12:45PM / Live & On-demand

Understanding Death

Letting go of grief

When we experience the death of someone close to us, we can be overwhelmed by grief and loss and it might seem like we will never be able to let these feelings go. Encounters with death can also bring up questions and uncertainties we have about death and dying.

Although death is a natural part of life, many people do not have a clear understanding of the death process or what happens after death. They may be unsure of how to help someone who is dying.

Buddha’s teachings on death explain the process of dying, what our mind experiences during and immediately after death, and how we can be of great benefit to others when they are dying.

In this weekly meditation series, learn what happens at the time of death and after death, and how to prepare for death. Through the wisdom of Buddha’s teachings, you can start coming to terms with grief and loss. You will know how to prepare for death and how to engage in one of the greatest acts of kindness there is, by helping someone else when they are dying.


Each class includes guided meditations, teaching, and time for Q&A (not available for online-only classes). A brief introduction of the topic will be presented followed by a guided meditation to settle the mind, the main teaching, and a closing guided meditation.

The main teaching will cover the class topic. It includes an explanation of Buddhist practices and methods to apply them to your daily life through meditation, contemplation, and effort. Reference to particular pages in books may be offered. It is not necessary to have the coursebook in order to benefit, but you may find it helpful. Further reading is always encouraged.

Each teaching ends with another guided meditation specifically to help students take the teaching to heart and be able to begin to practice on their own what they’ve learned in class.

Classes will be posted weekly throughout the course and will remain available for viewing anytime. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.

Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. Classes are held weekly. Suitable for all levels of experience.


A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfill this potential we need to know what to do along every stage of our spiritual journey. With this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. With extraordinary clarity, he presents all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced, enriching his explanation with stories and illuminating analogies. This is a perfect guidebook to the Buddhist path.

Joyful Path of Good Fortune can be purchased from our bookstore. Please contact our Treasurer, Brian Worthen, for details: 505-999-8656. It can also be purchased online at Tharpa.com.

Branch Locations:

Engage in the same series through our Branch Locations

Rio Rancho with Senior Kadampa Teacher, David Craft | Tuesday Nights, 6–7:15PM


If you are experiencing any problems accessing this course, please email [email protected].

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About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Chokyan, Meditation Teacher in AlbuquerqueGen Kelsang Chokyan is a Kadampa Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico. He has been practicing meditation and modern Buddhism for 18 years and teaches with warmth and enthusiasm, showing us how to find peace and happiness in our daily life.


**This class is available ONLINE**