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The Bardo of Luminosity - A Teaching by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
During this teaching, Tsoknyi Rinpoche lucidly discusses our opportunities during the "bardo of living" to prepare for the "bardo of luminosity" that follows death. With characteristic humor, he shows us how our practice during the various bardos will support and lead us to recognition of our true nature. He illuminates how the stability of our meditation has an impact on our dream yoga practice, which can greatly influence our experience between death and rebirth in the "bardo of becoming". Rinpoche points out that engaging in the exercise of cutting through our ordinary perceptions helps to purify our minds on the path to the non-dual state of awareness. He reminds us that our motivations are essential to spiritual development and how, during the bardo of living, consciousness is linked with the bardo of dying and our own luminosity. Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a world-renowned Vajrayana Buddhist teacher and the founder of the Pundarika Foundation. He helped to oversee the Tergar Osel Ling Monastery, founded in Kathmandu, Nepal by his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a great supporter of nuns, particularly the Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns in Eastern Tibet, and this is the subject of a wonderful documentary called "Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet" narrated by Richard Gere. He is also the author of Carefree Dignity, Fearless Simplicity, and Open Heart-Open Mind’.
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Moving through Grief with Trust - An Excerpt from an Interactive Dharma Talk
with Lama Choyang
This video is an excerpt from Lama Choyang's talk about actively working with grief. Personal loss, the impact of our climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, and the ongoing pandemic are all addressed. Lama Choyang explores how we access our refuge, the ground, and the spaciousness to stay present for our suffering hearts and world, drawing from her experience as a hospice chaplain and dharma teacher. Lama Choyang (Allison Rader) is a Vajrayana Buddhist teacher who worked as a hospice chaplain for five years with Hospice of Humboldt. Her root teachers are Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and his Dzogchen lineage holder, Lama Drimed Norbu. She completed seven years of retreat under Lama Drimed's guidance and was ordained by him in 2009. Lama Choyang teaches dharma, leads retreats, and offers grief counseling, grief workshops, and spiritual mentoring in Arcata, CA, and online.
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New Choices: Alternative Interment & Green Burial - with Ed Bixby and Seth Viddal
This program with Ed Bixby, President of the Green Burial Council and owner of Destination Destiny and green cemeteries across the US, and Seth Viddal, partner with The Natural Funeral and Reverent Body Care, Parlor Magazine, and naturaltransitions.org, presents pertinent and compelling information about alternatives to traditional burial and cremation. This video is perfect for those interested in or curious about new interment methods and funeral practices that offer a dignified resting place while protecting the environment. In a friendly and accessible manner, these two professionals introduce possibilities that are currently becoming more popular and being legalized in various states in the US. They also share insights about how meaningful these new methods are for families and loved ones. A significant amount of information is offered that will assist with making decisions about end of life disposition and other concerns. A powerpoint presentation as well as questions and answers are included. Highly recommended by TLC.
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Jetsunma Jamyang Yeshe Palmo - Lighting the Path through Loss and Grief
In this poignant teaching, Jetsunma Jamyang Yeshe Palmo opens the conversation about bereavement and learning to accept the reality of death. Her open-hearted approach to this subject, often avoided in the west, includes her great knowledge of Buddhist scripture and western psychology. She leads the listener through a sensitive contemplation of “The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind" as well as unconditional love to help us work with grief. Jetsunma Jamyang Yeshe Palmo is a scholar, retreat master, and teacher recognized by His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche. She was the rebirth Freda Bedi, known as Sister Palmo, who helped bring Buddhism to the west in the early 1970s. She has completed nine years studying at Ngagyur Nyingma Nunnery at Namdroling, and nine years of retreat, and also has a degree in western psychology and currently teaches at Ewam Buddhist Center in Arles, Montana. Please forgive the slight technical issue visual observable in this video.
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Recorded on Zoom 6-4-22