Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Death Part 1: The Dissolutions

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Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Death Part 1: The Dissolutions

The phenomenon of death is often shrouded in fear and misunderstanding, largely due to our collective ignorance about the intricate processes that unfold as life comes to an end. In Tibetan Buddhism, the dissolution process is not merely an end but a transformative journey, a series of stages that offer profound opportunities for spiritual realization. Understanding these stages is pivotal for anyone seeking to confront the inevitable with wisdom, compassion, and a sense of preparedness.

In this enlightening course, we will delve into the ancient Tibetan teachings on the death process, focusing on the sequential dissolutions that lead to the moment of death and beyond. These dissolutions are not just theoretical constructs but practical signposts that can guide us in both living and dying with greater awareness and equanimity.

Participants will learn:

  • The detailed stages of the dissolution process, from the dissolution of the elements to the dissolution of consciousness.
  • Practical meditative techniques to prepare for each stage of dissolution.

The course will blend profound teachings with interactive discussions, question-and-answer sessions, and periods of guided meditation. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Tibetan Buddhism, this course offers invaluable insights into one of the most significant transitions in human existence.

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