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Campus Lecture | FEARLESS DEATH: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying

Where: Union South
When: Tuesday December 4
Time: 7:30 pm

Death is a topic most people fear because they don't understand the process. Buddhism, fortunately, has answers.


FEARLESS DEATH: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying will describe the dying process, what happens to our mind after death and how we eventually find our next rebirth. This lecture will touch upon many essential Buddhist teachings that not only make us totally fearless in the final moments of life, but also in the face of anything we'll encounter on a daily basis.

This lecture is free and open to both UW students and the public. Upon arrival check the TITU tv screens ("DWB: Buddhist Meditation and Talk") for the room location.

The lecture will be given by John Christopherson, an experienced travel teacher with more than 15 years' worth of experiences to draw upon.


John was a searching idealist, originally from Medford, Wisconsin, when he embraced Buddhism and became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 1999. He immediately became a driving force behind the development of Diamond Way centers throughout the Midwest.

In 2006, Lama Ole asked John to teach, and he has since been invited to Diamond Way centers throughout North and South America and Europe and Russia. John has also spent an extensive amount of time at the Europe Center, Diamond Way Buddhism's international meeting point in southern Germany.

John is an elementary school teacher with a degree from UW-Madison and lives in town with his wife Madelyn.


The UW Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Group is affiliated with the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison, which belongs to an international, non-profit network of over 600 lay centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Diamond Way centers have been founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

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