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Caring for End of Life Transitions in the Buddhist Tradition

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“How many years have we struggled trying to establish the dharma, trying to teach, trying to learn? This program, TLC Transitional Life Care, is really trying to do that. It is for the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; it is for the benefit of all beings.
I think it’s a good idea, help everybody open their eyes! This program
is for the Three Jewels – it is wonderful. I say, thank you.”


Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche endorsement 

Spiritual Care and Support

TLC Transitional Life Care provides informal support through the process of dying to individuals,  families, caregivers, friends, and the community. We present educational programs and videos, workshops, and host support talk groups. TLC also offers a concise Buddhist end-of-life manual, 'Instructions for the Transitional State' and a large variety of resources found on this website for those who wish to acknowledge and prepare for their end of life transition, all from a Vajrayana Buddhist perspective. All of our activities are motivated to support this. 




Coming up at TLC...

Venerable Robina Courtin

How to Face Death

without Fear

Based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s book,

‘How to Face Death without Fear’













Saturday, June 22, 2024

 10:00 am-12:00 pm PDT on Zoom



Go to the Events page for details.


Future TLC Events

Gelongma Lozang Yönten & Leigh Miller, PhD / Sat. 7-27 / 3-5 p.m. PDT

Distinguished Faculty from Maitripa College's Chaplaincy Program

The Practice of Spiritual Caregiving:

Monastic and Lay Perspectives for the End of Life


Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche / Sat. 8-25 / 10:00 - 12:00 PDT

Stories and Advice - Bedside Vigil in America and Tibet


Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche / Details TBA
Phowa Empowerment, Teachings, and Practice

Lama Choyang

Bereavement Support Event / Sat. 12-7 / 2:00 - 4:00 PST / Details TBA

We look forward to hosting more Buddhist teachers and educators

later in the year!


To receive detailed info about future events and new resources,

just sign up for our newsletter here (scroll down), 

check for updates on our website "Events" page,

and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here for TLC's YouTube Channel 

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Due to the 2024 "Women in Buddhism Award",

TLC is receives funding from the Lenz Foundation

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