TLC VIDEOS

Welcome to TLC's Video page and the recordings of our past events. Chagdud Khadro's film "The Healing Power of Prayer" and Amita Lhamo's "The Healing Nature of Presence" are now available. We request a small donation to view each video - this is another way you can support our Film Archive Project and efforts to bring you meaningful guidance for end of life preparation and related topics of interest. The video you select will be available for one month from the date of your donation. Thank you! May all beings benefit. 

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Descriptions of each video are located at the bottom of this page. Currently available and soon to be released:

1. Chagdud Khadro - The Healing Power of Prayer 1:09

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2. Amita Lhamo - The Healing Nature of Presence 1:21

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3. Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche - The Truth of Impermanence

1:15 AVAILABLE  Click here:

 

4. Venerable Sogan Rinpoche - The Practice of Bodhicitta 2:19

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5. Loppon Yudron Wangmo - Before Rebirth: The Bardo of Becoming in Plain English 2:28 AVAILABLE  Click here:

 

 

6. Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche - Releasing Attachment

to Prepare for the Bardo 2:13 AVAILABLE  Click here:

 

 

7. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - Meditations for Here to Hereafter - Teaching Series - Six videos of varying lengths.

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8. HH Kathog Getse Rinpoche - Preparing for Death / The Sutra on Wisdom for the Time of Death 3:06 hrs.

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9. Chagdud Khadro - Teachings and Advice for the End of Life 2:40

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10. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - Understanding the Neydren Ritual for the Deceased 2:11 AVAILABLE  Click here:

 

 

11. Lama John Ross - Skillful Means at the End of Life

MANY MORE FILMS WILL BE POSTED IN THE FUTURE!

 

TLC Video Introductions

1. Chagdud Khadro - The Healing Power of Prayer

 

The healing power of prayer cannot be underestimated. Buddhism embraces prayer as a vital part of practice that creates a deep connection with our hearts, awareness, and faith. Chagdud Khadro, an esteemed American lama, shares how to bring this profound practice into our daily lives. Chagdud Khadro has been offering Buddhist teachings worldwide for many years. She is the Spiritual Director of Khadro Ling in Tres Coroas, Brazil, has developed various p’howa support groups among practitioners, and also provides counsel for the end of life.  Khadro was the spiritual wife and companion of HE Chagdud Rinpoche who empowered her to teach and perform p'howa, the transference of consciousness.  

 

Recorded 10-4-20

2. Amita Lhamo - The Healing Nature of Presence

 

Amita Lhamo shares various qualities of presence available to us in times of fear, illness, and death, such as tools for remaining present while honoring our vulnerability. In this film, she nurtures the listener with inspiration and guided contemplations. Amita Lhamo is the Director of the Mandorla Project. As a former hospice chaplain and spiritual care director, she has assisted many through the dying process. Her books include ‘Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks: Stories from the Bedside of the Dying’, and ‘Wisdom Moon: Presence in Dying’.

 

Recorded 5-16-20

3. Tulku Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche - The Truth of Impermanence translated by Jacob Archuletta

 

Chakung Jigmed Rinpoche offers a simple and direct overview of the transitory nature of all phenomena and how we can utilize our awareness of impermanence to enhance and accomplish our practice and enrich our daily life. Chakung Jigmed Wangdrak Rinpoche is a descendant of the 19th century Vajrayana Nyingma master Dudjom Lingpa. He founded The Abhaya Fellowship, and is resident lama at Longsal Ling in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Recorded 7-18-20

 

4. Venerable Sogan Rinpoche - The Practice of Bodhicitta translated by Christina Monson

 

Sogan Rinpoche introduces bodhicitta, the realization of compassion, or “enlightened mind”, an essential aspect of all Buddhist practice. He references the Bodhicharyavatara and Patrul Rinpoche's text, ‘A Precious Treasury of Advice from the One-to-One Oral Lineage’. Venerable Sogan Rinpoche was recognized by the XlVth Dalai Lama as the Sixth Sogan Rinpoche. He established the Sogan Foundation and is the spiritual director of Tupten Osel Choling in the San Francisco Bay Area and also of Tupten Osel Ling in Italy.

 

Recorded 8-22-20

 

5. Loppon Yudron Wangmo - Before Rebirth: The Bardo of Becoming in Plain English

 

Loppon Yudron's workshop focuses on the period after death and before conception known as the “intermediate state of becoming”, the Si pa’i Bardo. She discusses a range of related topics, such as reincarnation, children's memories from former lives, interdependent origination, and how Buddhism relates to contemporary science. Loppon Yudron Wangmo is the director and resident teacher of the Mayum Mountain Foundation in Oakland, CA and leads online classes and  individualized programs of study, practice, and support for practitioners.

 

Recorded 10-31-20

6. Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche - Releasing Attachment to Prepare for the Bardo

 

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is an esteemed Nyingma lama in the Palyul tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, as well as a recognized scholar and accomplished Dzogchen master. In this teaching, Khenchen Rinpoche gives a comprehensive overview of the Buddhist view and approach to the end of life, along with practical advice. This talk includes a concise review of the bardo of death, the dharmata bardo, and the bardo of becoming, and is a fully qualified resource to help practitioners prepare for the end of life transition.

Recorded 1-31-21

7. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - Meditations for Here to Hereafter - A Six-Part Teaching Series translated by Vanessa Kubota

 

Khenpo Paljor Gyatso focuses on ‘The Wheel of Analytical Meditation that Thoroughly Purifies Mental Activity’, composed by the great Nyingma Master, Mipham Rinpoche. Suitable for practitioners on many levels, straightforward explanations about meditation, both analytical and practice-based,  and an expansive and clarifying discussion of Buddhist philosophy is offered. The latter part of the series includes brief meditation sessions. Questions and answers are included. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso is a brilliant scholar and was a disciple of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. He served as a lecturer at the Tibetan Language Program at Stanford University and has founded dharma centers in the USA. Khenpo Paljor is currently the resident lama at Milarepa Buddhist Center in Iowa City, Iowa. 

 

Recorded November 2020 though April 2021 [Part One: 11-11/21/20, Part Two: 12/9/20, Part Three: 1/16/20, Part Four: 2/13/20, Part Five: 3/13/20 & Part Six: 4/17/20]

 

 

8. HH Kathog Getse Rinpoche - Preparing for Death translated by Dr. Robert Clark

Getse Rinpoche, an esteemed Dzogchen Master and, at that time, Head of the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism, elucidates pith teachings from a Buddhist sutra, 'The Sutra on Wisdom for the Time of Death'. This film contains heart advice and guidance focusing on the end of life and how to prepare the mind for transition. This was filmed at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple in Alameda, CA almost exactly one year before His Holiness's parinirvana, and it's poignancy is evident.

Filmed 8-20-17

9. Chagdud Khadro - Teachings and Advice for the End of Life

Esteemed American lama and p’howa master Chagdud Khadro clearly explains the dying process from the Vajrayana Buddhist perspective in this teaching. Her straightforward advice and detailed descriptions of the dissolution of the elements, practical advice regarding "end of life" paperwork, stories, and other invaluable information, reassure us that we can ready ourselves and help others during the end of life transition. This film includes questions and answers. Chagdud Khadro has over thirty years of experience teaching Buddhism in countries worldwide. She provides p’howa training  to guide the dying and deceased, authorized by her teacher and husband, HE Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, and is the Spiritual Director of Khadro Ling in Tres Coroas, Brazil. Filmed at Orgyen Dorje Den, Alameda, CA.

 

Filmed 4-24-18

10. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - Understanding the Neydren Ritual for the Deceased translated by Kersten Ancheta

 

Khenpo Paljor Gyatso offers general teachings on the Vajrayana Buddhist Neydren ritual that guides those in the intermediate state following death to the Realm of Great Bliss, Sukhavati, and higher rebirth. Clear, accessible explanations are provided including locating & relaxing the consciousness, gathering accumulations & purifying obscurations, transference to the pure realm, cremation, and prayers. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso is an accomplished scholar and disciple of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche. He has served as a lecturer at the Tibetan Language Program at Stanford University and is currently the resident lama at Milarepa Buddhist Center in Iowa City, Iowa. Translated by Kersten Ancheta. Filmed at Orgyen Dorje Den, Alameda, CA.

 

Filmed 4-21-19

11. Lama John Ross - Skillful Means at the End of Life

 

This dharma talk offers explanations about the importance of accumulating merit and enacting “skillful means”, and includes descriptions of the stages of dissolution from teachings by HH Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje. Lama John's useful “Checklist for Travelers” suggests many essential tools we need to have at the "end of life" and his advice is simultaneously practical and spiritually oriented. Lama John has been authorized by Buddhist masters to teach since 2005 when he completed extensive retreat. He teaches, leads students in practice and study, and is an accomplished translator. His knowledge and proficiency in explaining how to navigate the end of life is highly recommended.

Recorded 5-8-21