Death and the Only Beauty that Lasts
Sat 5th Dec : 10:00 am - Sun 6th Dec : 4:30 pm£25 – £90
Move into a healthier relationship with death on this experiential journey with Siddhisambhava. Siddhisambhava (Jan Parker) has been running death workshops and retreats since 2002, and her weekends here have become a highlight of our year. The weekend is non-residential and runs at the same times each day.
Who is the event for?Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.
PricesThe price for the weekend is £90 standard rate; £60 concessionary; £25 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our courses. Please contact the Centre Team on 0161 834 9232 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work something out with you.
Can you help out on the Day?If you're thinking of booking, we often need one or two friendly Sangha members to take on the practical organisation of this sort of event, and who then have a free place. Much of the work is done before and after, so you'd still be able to join in with everyone else. Please contact Sundeep on email@example.com if you are interested in joining the organising team. Thank you!
Online bookings may close a few days before. To be fair to everybody, we don’t normally take bookings for a single day, although this may become possible just before the weekend if there are still places available.
Booking your Place• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal - Book Now
• Or phone 0161 834 9232 to pay with a card, or call in and pay with cash or card
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre on 0161 834 9232, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
• Questions? 0161 834 9232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• There will be a lunch break during the day, but given the current circumstances, we are asking people not to bring vegetarian food to share. Instead, we ask that you simply bring your own vegetarian food for lunch. Alternatively, there are many places nearby where you can buy lunch.
Siddhisambhava says . . .
People come to these workshops for a range of reasons, there’s no wrong or right reason. Sometimes it’s a bereavement that has opened the door, for others it’s an illness, or surviving an illness that has bought them along. Many people come because they simply want to turn towards dying and death when they’ve never done so, or not with much depth or detail
Past participants say . . .
What changed for me most was I am much more aware of death, not in a morbid or depressing way, but in a sense of being aware of the transient nature of life. I also feel more prepared to have discussions with my family and loved ones about their own, and my own, death
Through a series of carefully planned and explained exercises, set within the frame of a meditative but stimulating atmosphere, skilfully facilitated by Jan, the whole group seemed to ease into a deeper place swiftly and smoothly, as we shared experiences and perspectives on what death ‘is’ or ‘means’ to us
• More information on Jan Parker’s website
What if I have to cancel?Get in touch - you can:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date