Bardo Teaching


via Zoom & In-Person with Tempa Dukte Lama

Day 1 | Sun. April 30th
Day 2 & 3 | Sat. May 6th – Sun. May 7th

from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish/Español, French/Français and Polish/Pokski. Please check back soon for updates!

For thousands of years, Tibetan spiritual traditions have cultivated practices to offer spiritual support to the dying and to prepare for a peaceful and conscious death. The Bon teachings on death and dying are central to the Path of Liberation as they enable us to attain liberation at the time of death or choose a beneficial rebirth. The Bon teachings on death and dying also encompass ways to offer spiritual and compassionate support to the dying, to family and loved ones, and to those who are ill.

In this series of three Saturday teachings, Tempa Lama will teach about the stages of the Bardo, and the mental, emotional and physical shifts that take place during the different Bardo stages. ‘Bardo’ is a Tibetan word consisting 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. Tempa Lama will provide practice instructions for each Bardo stage and explain how we can guide and assist the dying person during and after death. Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, we will use death itself as a basic practice to develop strength within ourselves and keep our hearts and mind free from fear and judgment.

Participants will learn about:
  • The stages of the Bardo
  • The mental, emotional and physical shifts during the Bardo stages
  • Practices to attain liberation or support a good rebirth for the different Bardo stages
  • How we can guide and assist others as they enter and traverse the Bardo
Participants will receive:
  • Recordings of Each Teaching
  • An Audio Recording of Bardo Monlam Chant
  • Two (2) Necessary Handouts:
       – Bardo Monlam Liturgy
       – Bardo of Life


Registration and Fees

We want the Bon teachings to be accessible to everyone independent of financial means. Therefore, we offer a lower fee option and full scholarship for anyone facing economic challenges.

If you are able to afford one of the higher fee options, we would greatly appreciate it.

We recently acquired the 3-story building that houses Olmo Ling temple. Your support over the next several months will help us cover the monthly mortgage until we have completed renovations of the upper two floors and are able to rent out this space. We plan to complete renovations by early summer.

If you are unable to afford a fee, do not hesitate to contact Joanna at bon@olmoling.org – please have Bardo Scholarship in the title.

Members Receive a 10% Discount

  • Mid to High income: $65
  • Mid income: $40
  • Low income: $15
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REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28th at 6:00 PM EST


Offering to Tempa Lama

If you would like to thank Tempa Lama for the teaching and transmission with an offering, you can donate online HERE or by mailing a check with a memo of “Tempa Lama” or “teacher support” to Olmo Ling, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217. Thank you!



Donations to the Translators

Julián Moguillansky (Spanish / Español): HERE


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