Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Liberation from samsara is possible by remembering impermanence and death and purifying negative karma

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

Advice on impermanence and death, including how to care for others at the time of death and practices for the deceased.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
  • Ensuring a Peaceful Death •
  • Feeling Happy About Death •
  • Rejoicing in Life Practice •
  • Rejoice before Dying •
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  • 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 •
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  • Working With the Dying •
  • Close to Death •
  • Imminent Death •
  • When Someone Is Dying •
  • Caring for the 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 •
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  • 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 •
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  • The Time of Death •
  • Moment of Death •
  • Mantra to Not Have Pain at the Time of Death •
  • What to Do at the Moment of Death •
  • Five Powers to Be Practiced at the Time of Death •
  • If You Are About to Die •
  • More Talks on this Topic: The Moment of Death •
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  • Creating Merit After Parents’ Death •
  • Tsa-tsas for a Deceased Parent •
  • Practices for Deceased Father •
  • Family Deaths •
  • Death of Grandfather •
  • The Cause of a Long Life •
  • Letter to Steve Irwin's Family •
  • Dealing with Grief after the Death of a Loved One •
  • Unexpected Death in the Family •
  • After the Death of a Loved One •
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  • 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 •
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  • Animal Euthanasia and Health Care •
  • Buddhist View of Euthanasia •
  • Euthanasia for Animals •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Liberating Animals •

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