Teachings on the Bardo


With Tempa Dukte Lama via Zoom

Teachings on the Bardo with Tempa Lama

Saturday October 24 and 31 and November 7, 9:30am-12:30pm ET via Zoom

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 series of three Saturday teachings, Tempa Lama will teach on 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 heart 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 the enter and traverse the Bardo
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 teachings on conscious dying offered the previous three Saturdays, click here.

Registration and cost

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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