Death, Dying, & Beyond
Led by Tulku Jigme Rinpoche
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 28th, 29th & 30th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, May 31st
Lunch Provided all days
Fruit, tea, and snacks available at all times
Death and Dying from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective
Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche.
One thing we will all face in our lives is the death of our loved ones; friends and ultimately the realization will dawn that we, too, must pass away from this life. As Buddha said: death is certain, but how or when we will die is uncertain. Join us for this very special retreat, where Rinpoche will offer enlightening wisdom teaching on how we can prepare ourselves emotionally and spiritually for death, dying and beyond and learn to care for others as they approach the end of their life from a Buddhist contemplative perspective.
Whether you’re a long-time practitioner, an enthusiastic beginner, or somewhere in between, these teachings are practical, pragmatic and useful for anyone. Rinpoche will explore how to detect the outer and inner signs of the process of dying, impart Bardo (intermediate) instructions, advise on how to deal with loss and grief, and how to do prayers and meditation practices for death and dying. Finally, he will instruct us on how to realize the clear light of death; and to die with dignity, fearlessness and grace.
Venerable Tulku Jigme Rinpoche is a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy teacher who serves as the director and co-founder of Palmo Center for Peace & Education and Eugene Sakya Center. He has been traveling and teaching in Buddhist Centers and Universities from North America to Asia and Europe for more than 10 years. He has participated in panel discussion with leading psychologists, philosophers, and religious leaders and has organized and hosted the historic visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other thought leaders in Eugene, Oregon. With a unique blend of eastern and western perspectives, he teaches with clarity, insight and humor relevant to the western mind.