Upcoming Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Senior Lama Teaching Series: Preparing to Die, Learning to Live

January 8, 2021 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Postponed until a future date

Samye Institute is delighted to announce the fifth in our Senior Lama Teaching Series, comprising online teachings and question-and-answer sessions featuring our learned druplas (retreat masters) in the Chokling Tersar tradition.

This fifth teaching, “Preparing to Die, Learning to Live,” featuring Drupla Sherab Dorje and Drupla Sonam Tsering, explores how to understand, contemplate, and work with the reality of death and thereby live a meaningful life. This will include advice on how to prepare for our own dying and death, and how to be supportively present to the death and dying of others. The focus will be on practical advice rather than specific tantric practices. Our druplas will offer short teachings and answer our questions about how to fearlessly prepare for death in different circumstances. Please consider submitting questions on these themes for the druplas to answer.

How to register:

Zoom registration is required to attend this event.

Click here to register

Meeting ID: 953 9015 4294
Passcode: 394752

Students will have the opportunity to submit written questions in advance directly on our Zoom registration form, and we ask that you submit your questions by January 4 at the latest to allow us time for translation.

For instructions on how to use Zoom, please refer to our Zoom FAQ.

Make an offering for the event: 

If you would like to make an offering to support the costs of hosting these teachings and to provide offerings to the Drupla and the interpreters, you may do so by clicking the link below:

Click here to make an offering directly to the event

Support Samye Institute:

Samye Institute relies on regular offerings from our Dharma family to produce these teachings and make them available to the wider community. If you have not yet become a monthly sponsor, we encourage you to do so. Your participation will allow us to expand our offerings and bring you better quality content. And if you are already a monthly supporter, we thank you for your continued contribution. Sarva Mangalam!

Click here to become a Monthly Supporter




January 8, 2021
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Meeting

0 responses on "Senior Lama Teaching Series: Preparing to Die, Learning to Live"

Leave a Message

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.