three-week series | tuesdays 9/1, 9/8 & 9/15 | 6:30 – 7:45pm

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. In this series we will gain the confidence to live a happy and meaningful life, to prepare for death, and to help others who are dying. In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, remembering death and death itself can become a positive experience.

Class will include guided meditations and advice from Buddha’s teachings. The main text that will be used during this series is Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully and is available at

course cost

$10 per class (to register for an individual class in the series, visit the Weekly Livestream Page)

$25 for series (three classes)

No cost for OKBC Members
See membership options.

48-hour access

For registrants unable to attend the course in real-time, the recording will be available for 48-hours after the course.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa at or 860.883.5675 if you need to make payment arrangements.

“Preparing for death is one of the kindest and wisest things we can do for both ourself and others.”

– Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life. She has been practicing and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.