Teachings

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Geneva, Switzerland

This multimedia series presents chapters from the LYWA book Life, Death and After Death in a format that includes written teachings enhanced by audio, video and images. 

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death Multimedia: About the Series •
LYWA Multimedia: Finding Peace in Everyday Life •
The Nature of the Mind •
The Death Process •
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, 1982 and Geneva, 1983.

Teachings by Lama Yeshe on death, intermediate state and rebirth, and an introductory talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on cultivating a peaceful mind.

Chapters:
Life, Death and After Death •
Life, Death and After Death: Editor's Preface •
1. Finding Peace in Everyday Life: Lama Zopa Rinpoche •
2. Why We Should Understand the Death Process •
3. The Nature of the Mind •
4. The Death Process •
5. Understanding and Dealing with Death •
6. Transference of Consciousness •
Glossary, References and Suggested Further Reading (LDAD) •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, in 2000. Photo: Todd Moore.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Theosophical Society, Brisbane, Australia

A public talk about the purpose of life and developing the correct attitude toward death

Chapters:
What is Mind •
Ultimate Nature of Mind •
Compassion, Universal Responsibility •
Purpose of Life, Benefits of Problems •
Dying, Five Powers, Dedications •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche discusses in depth the process one should take when making preparations for death and giving the gift of life through organ donation

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing the Kalachakra Stupa at the Kurukulla Center, MA, 2010. Photo: Wendy Cook.
By Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey in Dharamsala, India, 1976

How to meditate on death

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing Walden Pond, Massachusetts, 2010.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in various locations

Prayers, practices and mantras for the time of death

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in London, United Kingdom, 1982

A teaching on the technique for transferring consciousness at the time of death

By Lama Thubten Yeshe in Dharamsala, India, March 1981

Technique for transferring consciousness at the time of death

Chapters:
First Discourse: 2nd March •
Second Discourse: 3rd March •
Third Discourse: 3rd March •
Fourth Discourse: 4th March •
Fifth Discourse: 5th March •
Sixth Discourse: 6th March •
Lama Yeshe with Shirley Begley, one of his nurses, shortly before his death, California, 1984. Photo by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
By Lama Thubten Yeshe in New Delhi, India, 1983

A last letter from Lama Yeshe, written when he was seriously ill in hospital.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Ensuring a Peaceful Death •
  • Feeling Happy About Death •
  • Rejoicing in Life Practice •
  • Rejoice before Dying •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Premonition of Death •
  • Death Can Happen Anytime •
  • Rely on Amitabha •
  • Death Can Happen at Any Time •
  • Preparing for Death •
  • Donating Organs •
  • Dream of Death •
  • Practices When Close to Death •
  • Whether to Tell Family About Life Obstacles •
  • Practices to Prepare for Death •
  • Making a Will •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Preparing for Death •
  • Amitabha is Guiding You •