Death and Dying:

Helpful advice for Buddhists and their families.

Navigating our own death, or that of a loved one, is one of the hardest challenges we face, but one for which there are rich Tibetan Buddhist teachings to guide us.
Now sangha member Brenda Cox has put together some suggestions which we may find helpful at this crucial time, as well as steps we can take to prepare.
The guide signposts printed and audio resources to help us and includes suggested memos to nurses and funeral directors to help them understand the Tibetan Buddhist approach to death.
It also suggests how we can commission traditional prayers for the deceased.
You can download the free information pack by clicking: download information pack.

Letter for America:

Tsoknyi Rinpoche on couch.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Message Following the US Election

Dear Friends and Students,
The recent US election news is troubling for many, but I do believe this country will hold itself together in the long run. I have an abiding trust in America’s future. My father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, told me that America is a great nation and will be around for a long time.
As dharma practitioners, we know that personal and collective ups and downs are part of the way things are and that we have to accept this. At the same time, we need to take our strong feelings onto the path, deepen essence love and generate compassion.
It is not a time to give into sadness, despair or to numb out, but to strengthen our resolve to make ourselves, our country and the whole world more healthy through our actions and our prayers. The deep root of compassion grows in times of adversity and struggle and I encourage all of my students to be positive and help your country where you can.
I will continue to pray for everybody, the whole country and the world.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche