Teachings on the Bardo with Tempa Dukte Lama

Sat, January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

For thousands of years, the Tibetan spiritual traditions have cultivated meditation practices to offer compassionate spiritual support to the dying and prepare ourselves for a peaceful and conscious death. In this daylong workshop, Tempa Dukte Lama will offer teachings on the process of dying and the different stages of Bardo, the transition beginning at the moment of death. The Tibetan word ‘Bardo’ is made up of “Bar” – the between-state where the consciousness has left this body and not yet taken another body; and “Do”– the consciousness that is without the physical support of a coarse body. We will learn about the physical, mental, and energetic shifts that take place during the dying process. We will gain a deeper understanding of our mortality and our potential to transition peacefully with deep awareness. We will explore how we can help the dying person as a compassionate and spiritual friend based on his or her needs.

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained lama of the Tibetan Bon tradition. He is the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and co-founder of Humla Fund. He is an artist and poet and has authored four books as part of his efforts to make the Bon teachings available in the West. Tempa Lama studied at Menri Monastery, India, under the close guidance of the late H.H. 33rd Menri Trizin. He has lived in the US since 2000 and teaches internationally.

Registration and cost:

Fee: $81 for members of the Tibet House, $90 non-members. Please register directly through the Tibet House.