Special Note – We are not sure when Rinpoche can get a flight out of Hong Kong. The dates of this retreat are shifting slightly. We will update you as soon as we have details. We are looking at the last week of August nor or the first weekend of September for this retreat.
Dying is an essential part of life; something that we all will experience. Whether you or a loved one are facing death today or decades from now, it’s important to understand what it means to live and die well.
In this online weekend teaching, Khentrul Rinpoche will take us on a journey through what is known as the ‘bardos’, or transitionary periods, between one life and the next, and the tremendous opportunity they can offer if we view them as an opportunity for spiritual transformation.
Khentrul Rinpoche will help us understand the profound steps we can take in our life now to prepare for death and what we can do at the time of death. In this practical teaching, Khentrul Rinpoche will discuss the step by step instructions for what to do for our loved ones at the time of death, through their dying process and the subsequent prayers and practice we can do once our loved one has passed away. We do not have to be an incredible yogi to benefit from these teachings. Everyone can create conditions in this life, for their loved ones to have a peaceful death and a beneficial future rebirth.
Practical Teaching Includes:
How to prepare for death while living
What to do when you or a loved one is dying
What to do as someone dies
What to do immediately and in the year following their death
Receive a Death Blanket to put over someone’s dead body
How to spot opportunities for liberation in the Bardo
Kalachakra Phowa Teaching and Transmission
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, discussions, and sharing throughout the day.
Rinpoche will be teaching in English. Our volunteer translators will work to make this course available in multiple languages directly following its completion.
How does the Online Retreat Work?
After you register prior to the online retreat, you will be sent an email containing all of the information to log in and follow along.
The course will be held through “Zoom“. In order to access the sessions, you need to download the Zoom App onto the device through which you want to join.
We will provide you with the Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) created by Dzokden. You will need this link (or alternatively Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) to access the online sessions.
The Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) will be provided at the latest two days before the online event in your email as well as in the Dzokden learning center.
Access to Video Materials Afterwards
The retreat access and all the prayers will be provided for you in Dzokden’s new online learning center (Khentrul Rinpoche’s International Organization). We encourage everyone to connect to the live-streamed retreat in real time but if that is not possible, you can still log in to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content. This retreat material will not be accessible online to people outside of the learning center except for Friday nights teaching which will be live-streamed.