Support at Death Time

Support at Death Time

Date of Advice:
February 2015
Date Posted:
December 2014

Rinpoche gave the following advice on how to support a senior student, a nun, who was close to death.

What is best to help and support her now is the recitation of the Golden Light Sutra. The students there can do it for her, and others who know her in other areas can do it for her. It’s not necessary to be in her presence. Rinpoche is starting himself now with some other students. The Sutra should be recited a minimum of three time, but of course the more the better.  

Chenrezig practice can also be done. The essence of the Chenrezig practice for her is to recite the Mani mantra [OM MANI PADME HUM] and visualize powerful white light coming from Chenrezig’s heart to her, purifying all her negative karma, like very bright sunlight suddenly coming into a dark room. At the end visualize her being in the pure land of Chenrezig, strongly purified of all her negative karmas.

The Namgyalma mantra should be recited with the same visualization, with Namgyalma purifying her of all her negative karma.