Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying
Monday, May 20, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)
For centuries Tibetan Buddhist masters have uncovered joy and meaning in the dying process. For them death is not a mystery. They know what will happen and see it as a great chance for spiritual development. Fearless Death makes their teachings accessible to the modern West.
From Tibetan Masters to the Modern World
In Fearless Death Lama Ole Nydahl condenses the information he learned from years spent with great Buddhist masters in the East. His explanations are enriched by decades of experience guiding modern people through the dying process.
In 1968 Lama Ole and his wife Hannah began training with masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas. In 1972, Lama Ole learned the rare meditation practice of conscious dying (Phowa) according to the wishes of his teacher, the great 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Since then he has taught the Phowa practice to over 90,000 people throughout the western world.
Understanding Death Removes Fear
People are less afraid of things they can understand. This is also true about death. With Phowa training and the knowledge shared it is possible to transform fear, expectation and doubt into confidence and a calm state of mind when facing death.
Topics covered in this lecture
- How to view death as an opportunity for inner development
- Inner details of the dying process
- How the mind continues after death
- How to face death without fear
- How to help others who are dealing with death
We will leave ample time for Question and Answers following the lecture.