Bardo Teachings, Part Two: Preparation for Death – Key Points for Self and Others

Samye is ​pleased​ to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer​ Bardo Teachings on​ the upcoming​​ Full Moon Day,​ ​Sunday, ​August 22nd, at 5:45pm, Nepal time (check your local time here). ​In “Preparation for Death – Key Points for Self and Others,” Phakchok Rinpoche will share the extremely kind guidance of Guru Rinpoche. Rinpoche will also illuminate the key points of knowledge and practice that we can apply at the end of this life, for ourselves and others.

This teaching will be in English, and we will provide live translation for Indonesian, Spanish, Chinese, Ukrainian, Thai, Portuguese, French, Vietnamese, and Japanese.

Register for this teaching here.

The teaching will be given in English. It will also be live-streamed via YouTube. Since Zoom space is limited, if you don’t need translations, please kindly consider attending the teaching via the YouTube link. Please register to the teaching and submit your questions to Rinpoche via Zoom, even if you intend to watch the teaching on YouTube.

The YouTube recording of this teaching will be left available on YouTube for 24 hours after the teaching finishes. It’s in English only; live translation will not be available.


Rinpoche has kindly agreed to share a booklet of A Liberation Upon Hearing, which he will be using in the teaching. You can download this booklet and print it out in advance of Rinpoche’s teaching.

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.