Jul 05

Death and Dying: Exploring the Unknown

Befriending Death and Dying

“If you have familiarized yourself with the true condition … then you are liberated at that very moment.”

~ Lama Tsultrim Allione
Death is something we often avoid. It also makes us feel uncomfortable to talk about. Yet death frames everything we do in our lives, and for our lives.
How do we prepare for death? Or for others dying who are close to us? In this email we offer some illuminating support in how to experience this moment of transition.

Retreats and Workshops

These onsite and online offerings present helpful practices and understandings so that death and dying can be a catalyst for enlightened activity.

Coming to Understand the Unknown

Lama Tsultrim says that “there’s a lot of unknowns about death. And I think that’s why we tend to be afraid of it.” While these unknowns may always be with us, we can alleviate our anxieties through practice and study.
Lama Tsultrim talks about how the Bardo of Dying can be an experience we use to benefit ourselves and all beings. You can hear this full teaching on her new podcast Wisdom Rising with Lama Tsultrim Allione, by clicking here. Below, we share 3 mins from this teaching. To watch, click on the video below.

Exploring Other Aspects of Death

Below, we share a self-paced course and two digital downloads with Lama Tsultrim, to explore at your own pace.

Zhitro: Self-Paced Program

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

In our society we often lack practices specifically designed to help someone who has died as they embark on their transitional journey. The simple and accessible practice of Zhitro offers a real way for a practitioner to help the deceased. This practice also helps one to become familiarized with the visions and experiences one may experience during the 49 days following one’s own passing … Read more »

Taking Grief onto the Path, MP4 (Digital Download – Video)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

This is a video recording of an intimate teaching offered by Lama Tsultrim Allione, at the request of Chagdud Khadro, to teach on how a practitioner can take grief onto the spiritual path. This is the first teaching that Lama Tsultrim offered after the passing of her husband, David Petit. The teaching closes with the group singing Taking Grief onto the Path by Pegyal Lingpa … Read more »

Practicing at the Time of Death: Six Moments of Opportunity – MP3 (Digital Download)

With Lama Tsultrim Allione

Lama Tsultrim Allione’s teachings on the Bardo, the intermediate stage between death and rebirth. The Bardo is an ideal time to practice and recognize our true nature … Read more »

The Lama Tsultrim Allione Legacy Circle

If your life has been touched by Lama Tsultrim and Tara Mandala, and you have a desire to support Tara Mandala continuing to thrive in the future and benefit generations to come, we invite you to join the Lama Tsultrim Allione Legacy Circle.
Joining the Lama Tsultrim Allione Legacy Circle, means that you are willing to provide a planned future gift that is your way of practicing generosity beyond this lifetime and ensuring Tara Mandala’s lineages and teachings will live on for future generations.
To learn more, click here »
May your relationship with death and dying be friendly, open, loving, and of invaluable benefit.

~ With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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