In this excerpt from the 30th Kopan Course, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that we need to practice mindfulness, seeing that all causative phenomena are in the nature of impermanence.
Advice on practices to benefit those who have passed away.
- Teacher Passed Away •
- Medicine Buddha Practice •
- Creating Merit For Future Lives •
- Death on TV •
- Jang-wa Practice •
- When Sangha Members Die •
- How to Benefit Those Who Have Died •
- Praying for the Deceased •
- Offering a Deceased Person’s Wealth •
- What to Do with a Deceased Person’s Ashes •
- Tsa-tsas and Pujas After Death •
- Help at the Time of Death •
- Mother Passed Away •
- The Real Kunsang is Not There •
- What to Do with Ashes of a Loved One •
- Daily Sur Practice for Deceased Person •
- Prayers for Student Reborn in Naga Realm •
Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.
- The Cause of Death •
- Life is Short •
- How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
- Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
- Death Meditation •
- Death Comes Suddenly •
- Remember Impermanence and Death •
- Death Can Happen Suddenly •
- Grief After Baby’s Death •
- Know That Death Can Happen at Any Time •
- Overcoming Fear of Death •
- You Will Meet Him Again in a Different Form •
- You Will Meet Again and Again •
- Death Can Come at Any Time •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses the death process and explains the signs which indicate that the consciousness has left the body. Rinpoche draws on his own experiences of seeing the deceased and gives a detailed account of Lama Yeshe's passing and cremation.
Advice on how to prepare oneself for death, which can happen at any time. Includes practices for students whose death is imminent.
- 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 •
- Confession Before Passing Away •
- Imminent Death •
- Transference of Consciousness at Death Time •
- Rely on Guru Amitabha •
- Vajrayogini Visualization •
- Don’t Be Afraid of Death •
- Integrating the Five Powers •
Advice on how to care for others who are very ill and approaching death, with essential advice and practices for the moment of death.
- Working With the Dying •
- Close to Death •
- Imminent Death •
- When Someone Is Dying •
- How to Support Someone Who is Dying •
- Helping a Dying Grandmother •
- Helping a Friend Die •
- Dying Father •
- Sickness and Death •
- Dying of Cancer •
- Mantra Recitation for a Dying Person •
- What to do for Dying Mother •
- Whether to Tell Someone She Is Dying •
- More Talks on this Topic: Caring for the Dying •
- How to Help People Who Are Sick and Dying •
- Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
- We All Have to Die Sooner or Later •
- Coffee Shop in the Pure Land •
In this teaching excerpt Lama Yeshe discusses death and rebirth in various realms of cyclic existence.
A public lecture on the death process, the intermediate state and rebirth, given by Lama Yeshe in Sweden on September 8, 1983.
Essential advice and practices for the moment of death.
- Support at Death Time •
- Namgyalma Visualization •
- Recitation of the Tengyur •
- Brother Dying •
- Preparing for Death •
- Friend Dying of Cancer •
- Father Dying •
- Mother Dying •
- Mother Close to Death •
- Practices for Mother Passing Away •
- How to Help Dying Mother •
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.
A teaching on impermanence at the Seventh Kopan Meditation Course, November, 1974.
Teachings by Lama Yeshe on impermance and death, adapted by T. Y. Alexander
Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches via live stream to students in Singapore and around the world.
Life finishes quickly, like autumn clouds or lightning in the sky
Teachings by Lama Yeshe on death, intermediate state and rebirth, and an introductory talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on cultivating a peaceful mind.