TLC VIDEOS

Welcome to TLC's Video page and the recordings of our past events. See the list of currently available videos here - to read descriptions of each, scroll down below the links. We request a small donation - 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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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 2:23

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12. NEW Caregiving at the End of Life with Joshua Hayes, Hospice RN, and Buffy Plante, RN/ICU 2:16 AVAILABLE Click here

13. NEW A Deep Chat About Hospice with Joshua Hayes, Hospice RN 2:04 AVAILABLE Click here

14. NEW Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - The Sutra that Reveals the Eleven Recognitions ~ Lord Buddha's Advice for the Time of Death - 2 Parts/3:41 Total AVAILABLE Click here

15. NEW Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - The Bardos During Transition translated by Shashi Reitz - 2 Parts/5:31 Total AVAILABLE Click here

16. NEW Legal Matters at the End of Life with Attorneys Kathleen Pratt and Vanessa Kubota  2:33 AVAILABLE Click here

 

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 on Zoom 10-4-20

2. The Healing Nature of Presence with Amita Lhamo

 

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 on Zoom 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 on Zoom 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 on Zoom 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 on Zoom 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 on Zoom 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 on Zoom 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

His Holiness 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. It was TLC's great fortune to be able to host this great master. The teaching 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 at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple 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 and is highly recommended for Buddhists and those of any background. 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 at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple 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 at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple 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 cause for this film to be highly recommended by TLC.

Recorded on Zoom 5-8-21

12. Caregiving at the End of Life with Joshua Hayes, Hospice RN, and Buffy Plante, RN/ICU

Two experienced medical professionals discuss an array of concerns familiar to families, caregivers, and medical advocates about the needs of the dying and how to serve them effectively, and with compassion. This program offers information about providing open communication, comfort, and support both in the home and in medical settings, while caring for ourselves in the process. Questions and answers are included. Buffy Plante and Joshua Hayes have both worked with the dying for many years, and as longtime Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners, they address these topics with empathy, clarity, and expertise.

 

Filmed at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple 11-25-15

13. A Deep Chat About Hospice with Joshua Hayes, Hospice RN

Joshua Hayes, RN and hospice nurse, meets in conversation with TLC’s SF Bay Area Deep Chat Support Group, embracing the topics of hospice and palliative care. He discusses details and facts, offering advice that reveals the truth about why hospice assistance is so helpful and essential. The importance of understanding these services and how to acquire them can be key to a graceful transition. Joshua Hayes, a longtime Buddhist practitioner, has worked as an oncology nurse in hospital, hospice, and  home settings. His knowledge and ability to provide clear answers to our questions with empathetic understanding is particularly helpful to those searching for the best options in end of life care. Q & A included. Highly recommended by TLC. [Please note: The video quality is not optimum due to Zoom recording issues, but the audio quality is good.]

Recorded on Zoom 5-17-21

14. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche - The Sutra that Reveals the Eleven Recognitions ~ Lord Buddha's Advice for the Time of Death

This two-part teaching by Khenpo Norgay Rinpoche is essential, being the final advice Buddha Shakyamuni gave his disciples before his transition. Khenpo Norgay Rinpoche offers these pith oral instructions with clarity and authenticity as he reveals their profound meaning. Accepting and practicing these eleven “recognitions” or perceptions is all we need do to ensure an auspicious passage from this life. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche was educated at Namdroling Monastery in Mysore, India and in 1998 His Holiness Penor Rinpoche formally enthroned him as a Khenpo. He taught at the Palyul Buddhist college in Tibet, and now, due to his accomplishments and excellent command of the English language, Khenpo Norgay teaches for Palyul lineage programs in the US. Highly recommended by TLC.

Recorded on Zoom 8-29-21

15. Khenpo Paljor Gyatso - The Bardos During Transition translated by Shashi Reitz

Khenpo Paljor Gyatso provides a compelling and informative examination of the experience of the dying process from the Vajrayana Buddhist perspective. His explanations about the dissolution of the elements and his descriptions of the bardos provide clear understanding for preparing oneself for the end of life. Khenpo Paljor is an accomplished scholar and disciple of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche. He completed his studies at Larung Tarig College in Tibet. He has served as a lecturer at the Tibetan Language Program at Stanford University and founded dharma centers in the USA. Khenpo Paljor is currently the resident lama at Milarepa Buddhist Center in Iowa City, Iowa. Excellent translation by Shashi Reitz.

Filmed at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple 7-29-18

16. Legal Matters at the End of Life with Attorneys Kathleen Pratt and Vanessa Kubota

Putting things in order for the end of life to support yourself and those who care for you involves extensive preparation, and includes several documents. Putting all of this together is a time-consuming task involving a need for guidance. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to accomplish this. Kathleen Pratt, a CA attorney with extensive experience and knowledge, offers advice about why this matters, and how to complete Wills and Trusts, Advance Directives, and Powers of Attorney. The included and useful PowerPoint presentation explains what needs to be done and why it's important. Kathleen M. Pratt is a long-time Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner and an AV-rated attorney and mediator with over 30 years of experience, including estate planning. Throughout her life, she has also volunteered as a “death doula”, and has helped many people navigate the dying process. Vanessa A. Kubota is a Tibetan Buddhist translator as well as a licensed attorney with a special interest in estate planning. This presentation is highly recommended by TLC.

 

Recorded on Zoom 11-6-21