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The Go Wish Gamefrom the Coda Alliance (a card deck of prompts to encourage dialogue about end-of-life concerns; suitable for families and groups.)

The Death Deck-"A Lively Game of Surprising Conversations" (suitable for 2 - 10 players, ages 13+; 30 - 90 minutes per game.)

Dyalogues' Geode Cards and Guidebook Toolkits 




Choying DzodThe Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena

published by Padma Publishing

Natural Liberation Upon Hearing - The Instructions on the Source Concerning the Intermediate States from the cycle of Peaceful and Wrathful Deities: Stirring the Pit of the Hells from Its Depths by Gochen Tulku Namchak Sangak Tenzin Rinpoche (in Tibetan and English)


Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth–A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook by Tulku Thondup


Dying with Confidence by Anyun Rinpoche


The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche


The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Fremantle and Trungpa


Natural Liberation by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, trans. B. Alan Wallace

(Padmasambhava’s Teachings on the Six Bardos)


Transcending Madness by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (on the Six bardos)


The Bardo Guidebook by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche


Phowa Commentary by Chagdud Khadro

A Sacred Compass: Navigating Life through the Bardo Teachings by Anam Thubten Rinpoche


Embracing the Unknown by Pema Chodron (on the bardos - SoundsTrue audio book)


Living in the Face of Death ~ The Tibetan Tradition by Glenn H. Mullin

(An overview of nine short Vajrayana teachings on preparing for death.)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead ~ Illustrated Edition by Glenn H. Mullin and Thomas L. Kelly

Being with Dying by Joan Halifax

One Year to Live by Stephen Levine


Preparing to Die by Andrew Holecek


Graceful Exits ~ How Great Beings Die–Death Stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen Masters by Sushila Blackman

A Beginner’s Guide to the End, Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death by BJ Miller MD and Shoshana Berger




Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron


Bearing the Unbearable~Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore


It's OK That You're Not OK by Megan Devine 

The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller

The Threshold Between Loss and Separation by Francis Weller

A Book of Hours by Kevin Young (A personal account of his father’s death.)

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion




My Dying Wishes: How I Want to be Treated As I Go and After I'm Gone by Richard T. Beeman



Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley


Contemplative Care by Lama Willa Harvard


The Art and Science of Caregiving–Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End of Life Handbook by Annelise Schinzinger


Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks–Stories from the Bedside of the Dying by Amita Lhamo 

Wisdom Moon: Presence in Dying by Amita Lhamo




The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski


Being Mortal by Dr. Atul Gawande 

Extreme Measures by Dr. Jessica Zitter


Putting Your Priorities First at Life’s End (SECOND EDITION) by Barbara Coombs Lee


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanitha


Changing the Way We Die by Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel


When Someone Dies by Scott Taylor Smith


The Grace of Dying by Kathleen Dowling Singh

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

(advocating for the reform of Western funeral industry practices)


From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty (death practices around the world)


Graceful Passages ( – 2 CD audio book

Transcendent Kingdom (novel) by Yaa Gyasi

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