Death & Dying

A Buddhist Perspective

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. Buddha gave extensive teachings on this subject which are refreshing, illuminating and uplifting.

In this course Gen Delek will explain how to use an awareness of our death to live a more full and meaningful life. She will explain clearly how we can face our own death joyfully and peacefully, and how we can help others, including animals, who are dying.

This course is based on Buddhist teachings but you don’t need to be Buddhist to attend. Seating is on chairs and you don’t need to wear any special clothing.

Everyone is welcome!


Gen Kelsang Delek is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Fraser Valley. Originally from England she has studied and practiced Kadampa Buddhism for over 30 years, teaching internationally in England, Japan and Canada. She has lived and taught in Canada since 1997. We are very fortunate to have her as our resident teacher at KMC Fraser Valley.

  • When

    Saturday, July 8
    10:00-11:15am Session One
    11:30-12:30pm Session Two

  • Venue

    2960 Okanagan Avenue SE
    Building #130 (“Meditation” signs will guide you there)
    Salmon Arm, BC
    A branch of KMCFV in the Shuswap

    This course is also available via livestream to members only.
    Find out how to become a member here

  • Cost

    Free for members

  • How to register

    Non-members are welcome to register at the yellow payment link below.

    Members wishing to attend via livestream will automatically be sent a Zoom link; there is no need to pre-register.

    Any questions, please phone 604-853-3738 or email



The best way to take advantage of our courses and classes.

KMC Fraser Valley has 3 levels of membership. Find out more here.


The catchment area for our classes includes the Fraser Valley, Surrey, the Okanagan and the Shuswap.

If you live in the Vancouver area, you’ll find classes at KMC Vancouver

If you live on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands, you’ll find classes at Bodhichitta KBC

If you live elsewhere, please click this link for your nearest meditation Centre.