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Weekend Workshop with Ven Robina: How to Face Death without Fear

7:00 pm Friday, May 19, 2023


Death is definite; the time of death is indefinite.  How do we best prepare for the inevitable while not knowing when it will happen?  Venerable Robina thoughtfully guides us in our understanding and acceptance of "the most important time of life", as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says.

Weekend Workshop Days & Times:

  • Friday May 19 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday May 20 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch break 12-1:30pm)
  • Sunday May 21 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm
  • Please bring a bag lunch Saturday and Sunday, and stay to discuss the morning's teachings with others over our meal.

Teachings will be offered in person at Kadampa Center and online via Zoom ZOOM or YouTube.


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Kadampa Center has for many years operated within the ideal of offering teachings without charging a fee, so that money is never an obstacle for anyone to hear the precious teachings and participate in the practices.  We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to financially support our spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay. 

Did you know that Kadampa Center is run almost entirely by volunteers?  Our Center simply can not exist without the amazing generosity of its volunteers who offer their time, talent, and passion to be of benefit to others.  

Supporting the teachings is incredibly beneficial to you, to the Center, to its students, to the greater community, and to all living beings! 



Death is a natural event, but because we have so much attachment to this life, this body, this self, we cannot stand the thought of death. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in his new book, How to Face Death Without Fear, "Death itself is not what causes fear. It is simply the consciousness leaving the body; one labels death on that event. There is no terrifying death from its own side; the terrifying death is made up by our own mind."

Because of this fear, we simply don’t believe we will die. Or if we do think about death it’s always someone else who dies. But it’s not enough to be sad, to have compassion. Knowing that we’re in charge, not a creator or anyone else, and understanding well the workings of the natural law of karma — that every thought and action leaves a seed in our mind that will just naturally ripen as our future experiences — we will lead a meaningful life and thus be prepared for death and our next rebirth.

And then we can help others. As Rinpoche says, “Helping our loved ones at the time of death is the best service we can offer them, our greatest gift, Why? Because death is the most important time of life: it’s at death that the next rebirth is determined.”

COURSE NOTES - provided by Venerable Robina to supplement the teachings

  1. Course Notes for TABLET, click HERE

  2. Course Notes for PHONE, click HERE

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