TLC TESTIMONIALS  FROM  PARTICIPANTS

TLC Programs, Deep Chat, and Transitional State Forums

 

Transitional State Forums:

 

“Many thanks for bringing this information and practice to light this weekend in Eugene. Both Teresa and I wish to express gratitude and found your presentation extremely beneficial!” Moira Volz after the Forum at Saraha Nyingma Institute, Eugene OR

 

“Linda, my Sakya-sister, attended the TLC workshop you held recently in Oakland, and she was so very, very glad she went! She said she really felt welcomed and good about you and all the people who attended and wants to continue attending the TLC events at ODD. You, and the program, made quite an impression and impact on her! she’s good people and so are you…Your work is really important and I feel your perseverance and faith is making a big difference in people’s thoughts and directions with their own end of life. Very, very well done!” Norine Nishimura, after the Forum at Mayum Mountain Foundation Happy Garden of Practitioners, Oakland, CA

 

“I'm very grateful for the opportunity created for us with TLC.” Roger Hardy, TLC Volunteer at Orgyen Dorje Den, Alameda, CA, after the Forum for SF Bay Area Tara Mandala, San Rafael, CA

 

“With deep love, compassion, and gratitude, I wish to thank you for the beautiful daylong experience of Instructions for the Transitional State in Santa Monica this past Spring. May you be happy, healthy, and free from suffering. With blessings, peace, love, and gratitude,” Debra Jean Rawdin, MS, after the Forum at So Cal Yeshe Nyingpo, Santa Monica, CA 

 

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful day focused on death and dying - preparing for transition.”

Toni Bauer, Director of the Wisdom Center, Santa Cruz, CA, and Forum participant

 

Deep Chat Support Groups

 

“I’ve gotten a lot out of the Deep Chats and deeply appreciate your effort to make it possible.” Roger Hardy

 

“Wonderful Deep Chat yesterday!  Beautifully presented and orchestrated, with inviting subject matter and great participants. THANK YOU!!” Susan Goldberg, Tashi Choling Advisory Counsel, Ashland

 

“Today's Deep Chat was very inspiring.” Ani Yeshe–Stephanie Cook, Nun at Tashi Choling, Ashland

 

“Very important topic. I just donated to TLC. The teachings and Deep Chats are priceless!” N. Hom

 

Food Bank Volunteering

 

“Thank you for all the wonderful work you do, have done and will do.  I rejoice in all your positive actions… I fully and wholeheartedly support your wonderful work in Alameda County.” Charles Caldwell

TLC Programs & Events

 

“You should be proud!  Great work.” Lin Lerner

 

“You are doing so many wonderful offerings and communications. Your work is very valuable and rare. Important to everyone.” Nora McKay

 

“Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.  It is much appreciated!” Adrienne Harris

 

“Thank you for the wonderful, important care and support you and your team are providing for so many people through TLC Transitional Life Care. I rejoice in this so much and it is also very inspiring to me to persevere with my own practice. And accessing the teachings via the DVDs and online is a crucial support and a refuge for me to be able to progress in practice. It is my Sangha. All that you are doing is inspirational, especially for “westerners” in the dharma to see and learn about. I think we need this support and connection, as I think it can be hard to have confidence at first, wading through the culture of consumerism and the values of a capitalist society that we are constantly bombarded with. We need the dharma more than ever, I feel. Praying for all of the compassionate activities of TLC to grow and flourish, I’m wishing you all the best for all of your endeavors and aspirations.”

 

“Thank you so much for all your offerings. Very much looking forward to the teachings.” Louisa

 

“Many blessings for your tireless commitment to the dharma and practice through your work with TLC.”

Lama Pat Berube of Clear Light Institute and Sukhasiddhi 

 

“I am loving the series by Khenpo Paljor. Also, I’m so grateful for all that you do for folks during our transitions. I hope sometime to be a volunteer.” Blessings, Karen

 

“Thank you very much for the helpful information and for all the good that TLC Transitional Life Care is doing. Take good care.” Best regards, Dominic

 

“At TLC, all of you are doing such a noble work of helping people make the transition with supportive care and loving guidance for the onward journey. Please accept my compliments and sincere appreciation of all your wonderful efforts.” Lakshmi

 

“All that you are doing is inspirational, especially for “westerners” in the dharma to see and learn about. I think we need this support and connection, as I think it can be hard to have confidence at first, wading through the culture of consumerism and the values of a capitalist society that we are constantly bombarded with. We need the dharma more than ever, I feel. Thank you for the wonderful and important care and support you and your team are providing for so many people through TLC Transitional Life Care. I rejoice in this so much and it is also very inspiring to me to persevere with my own practice. Praying for all of the compassionate activities of TLC to grow and flourish. Wishing you all the best for all of your endeavors and aspirations.” Warmest wishes, Catherine 

 

“I have been participating in TLC Transitional Life Care events for the past five years and find them extremely helpful. There are inspiring talks by spiritual leaders as well as practical advice by doctors and hospice workers. Since death is inevitable and can occur at any time, these teachings help us prepare for the journey so we are informed and less afraid of what happens during death and beyond. I’m so grateful they are offered and it's a joy to volunteer for the organization.

 

In 2018, I was honored to be able to present a healing Open Heart mandala workshop at Orgyen Dorje Den in Alameda. Sponsored by TLC, I orchestrated a 6-ft. mandala in which 24 participants made rows of offerings for their deceased loved ones under my guidance. By grieving together, we could engage in collective healing. It was a very moving and transformative experience for everyone.

 

The Deep Chat monthly gatherings are really special for me. In this intimate setting we share our deepest reflections and struggles and support each other through our journeys. Since the group is small and we honor each other’s privacy, I can honestly express my feelings and thoughts around this rarely discussed topic. I don’t know of any other place where I can talk about death for two hours in such an open way.

 

TLC Transitional Life Care is a unique and much needed service. As an Advisory Board member, I strongly support it. May it continue to thrive with the guidance of the guru and the dedication of its director, Julie Rogers, Board, and volunteers. May all beings benefit. “ Nancy Hom, artist and TLC Volunteer

 

“Your website is actually incredible and you should be proud of what you have accomplished. Not only is it well organized, but explores the depth of resources needed for transitional life care in thoughtful l groupings so one could make an educated choice as to the best path to follow for themselves. It is just so well done - my favorite in all aspects.” Karen