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Own your death! Weekend course with Venerable Mary Reavey
May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm580kr – 1450kr
During this weekend we will explore life, death, and rebirth – as well as the nature of mind – through teachings, meditations, and discussions. We will learn to use any fear of death to overcome concerns that might be associated with it and discover how to use its certainty and imminence to enhance our quality of life. We´ll cover:
- What Buddhism says about death
- The benefits of meditating on death
- The disadvantages of not meditating on death
- What will help us at the time of death
- How to prepare for our own death
- How to help others who are ill or dying
About Venerable Mary Reavey
Born in Dundee, Scotland, Mary was a Staff Nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery -Kopan -in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Mary attended a month-long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasized the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.
In 2001 Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centers in Preston, Liverpool, and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St. James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice, where she held regular meditation sessions until 2012.
Over the years Venerable Mary Reavey has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one-year solitary retreat in 2014 and another three-month retreat in 2015. She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York. Ven Mary has recently moved to Jedburgh in order to live nearer to the Land of Joy Retreat Centre where she regularly leads retreats.