Teachings on Conscious Dying

With Tempa Dukte Lama via Zoom

Teachings on Conscious Dying with Tempa Lama

Saturday October 3, 10 and 17, 9:30am-12:30pm ET via Zoom

If you would still like to join, we invite you to make a donation here and we will send you the link to the recording from the first session as well as the zoom link for the second and third session.

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
The recording will be available to registered participants and can be used if you have to miss one of the three sessions.

To read about the Bardo teachings offered the following three Saturdays, click here.

Registration and cost

If you are registering late, we will send you the link to the recording from the first session as well as the zoom link for the second and third session.

We invite you to kindly select an appropriate fee according to your means after clicking on the registration button. Registration fees will help us continue to maintain Olmo Ling during this time of extended closure.

  • Mid to high income: $50
  • Mid income: $25
  • Low income: $10
  • Or make a donation

We would be most grateful for any donations above the $50 fee as the coronavirus shutdown is straining our resources. You can donate online to Olmo Ling here or make an offering to Tempa Lama here. We deeply appreciate your support and generosity. May all beings benefit!

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you are unable to afford the fee for the teaching, please email Iris at bon@olmoling.org.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants or people who have offered a donation the day prior to the first teaching, together with handouts.
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