Being with Dying – The Bardo

Contemplative Tibetan Bon Retreat with Tempa Dukte Lama

Tempalama-2013-small4 Sigyal Ling Mexico City, Mexico
Saturday May 17-Sunday May 18, 2014
Baltimore 78-1 Col. Noche Buena entre Boston y Holbein.

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 weekend Retreat Tempa Dukte Lama will share the Tibetan 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 body. We will learn about the psychological, mental, emotional and physical shifts that take place during the dying process. We will gain a deeper understanding of our mortality and our potential to transition peacefully and with deep awareness at the moment of death. We will explore how we can help the dying person as a compassionate and spiritual friend based on his or her needs. Tempa Lama will teach contemplative practices that we can utilize to help and guide the dying person.

This Workshop is for all who would like to look deeply into the meaning of death and dying within the framework of a spiritual path. It is for all who want to approach their own mortality with peace, acceptance and awareness, and for those who would like to offer psychological and spiritual support to the dying, including family members. It is suited for medical professionals, psychologists, counselors, and social workers working with dying and illness.

About Tempa Lama

Tempa Dukte Lama is an ordained Tibetan Bon lama and the founder and spiritual director of Olmo Ling Bon Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Tempa Lama studied in Menri Monastery, India, from the age of six under the close, personal guidance of His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin, the spiritual head of Bon. He is an artist and poet and author of three books with Olmo Ling Publications, the first Bon publishing house which he founded in 2011. Tempa Lama is dedicated to making the ancient teachings of Bon available and accessible in the West, helping people bring a practice of compassion, healing and happiness into their lives. He teaches internationally in the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe.


For registrations and questions, please contact Rodrigo Huerta Escobedo at Sigyal Ling: 04455 91914912 or