Teaching on Ngo Trod - Being with Dying

via Zoom & In-Person with Tempa Dukte Lama

Day 1 & 2 | Sat. April 22nd – Sun. April 23rd
Day 3 | Sat. April 29th

from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

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

For thousands of years, the 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 teaching, Tempa Lama will introduce the Bon teachings on death and dying and teach the practice of Ngo Trod or conscious dying. Ngo Trod is the practice of becoming familiar with the transition at the time of death including the dissolution of the elements, developing openness and trust toward the process of dying, and letting go of fear and attachments. He will also teach practices to help us recognize the visions occurring at the time of death and use that moment to liberate ourselves into the true nature of the mind. The Ngo Trod teachings offer a powerful skillful means to assist those who are dying as well as their family members. They enable us to help the dying connect deeply with their own faith and draw strength and inner peace from their spiritual practice and teachers.

Participants will learn about:
  • The Bon teachings on death and dying
  • Conscious dying
  • How we can offer compassionate care and spiritual guidance to support those who are dying
Participants will receive:
  • Recordings of Each Teaching
  • Two (2) Necessary Handouts:
       – The Nine Contemplations on Death
       – Conscious dying instructions with dissolution of the five elements

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 Ngo Trod Scholarship in the title.

Members Receive a 10% Discount

  • Mid to High income: $65
  • Mid income: $40
  • Low income: $15


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


We are really sorry, there are no places left for this event.
Please check the Olmo Ling Retreat and Teaching Schedule to see if there is another workshop or retreat that you might be interested in.

If you still want to participate in this event, please send us an email . Back to Olmo Ling Retreat and Teaching Schedule