TLC Transitional Life Care is happy to welcome you for…
CHAGDUD KHADRO’S TEACHINGS FOR THE TRANSITION
LOCATION: Orgyen Dorje Den
2244 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA 94501
DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 – PLEASE BE SEATED BY 6:45 P.M. FOR ALL EVENTS
Tues. April 24: Public Talk / Preparing for the End of Life / 7 - 9 p.m. Followed by questions & answers.
No prerequisites needed – intended for Buddhists and the general public.
Wed. & Thurs. April 25 & 26: Amitabha Empowerment and P'howa Teachings / 7 – 10 p.m.
Khadro requests that participants have received refuge in Buddhism and attend both evenings in their entirety.
ENDING TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE
MANDATORY PRE-REGISTRATION BY SUNDAY, APRIL 22 at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please Indicate If You Intend To Purchase Text(S) At The Event.
The needed texts, Amitabha Text ($12), Phowa – Transference of Consciousness Text ($11), and P’howa Commentary by Chagdud Khadro ($7) will be available for purchase during registration preceding the April 25th P’howa teaching. One must have received the Chenrezig empowerment to acquire the texts.
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE PAID DURING REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR / CASH OR CHECKS ONLY
PUBLIC TALK – PREPARING FOR THE END OF LIFE: TUES. APRIL 24/ $20-40 SLIDING SCALE
AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT & TEACHINGS WED. & THURS. APRIL 25 & 26: $50 - $100 SLIDING SCALE
(PER CHAGDUD KHADRO’S REQUEST, PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH NIGHTS OF TEACHINGS.)
We Are Asking For Volunteers And Sponsors To PLEASE Come Forward. If You’re Able To Assist With Supporting This Rare Event, Please Contact email@example.com.
CHENREZIG P’HOWA The practice of Chenrezig P’howa is the extraordinary Vajrayana method for attaining rebirth in Amitabha Buddha’s pure realm. P’howa means transferring consciousness from one state to another. At the moment of death, the skillful means of the “P’howa of Three Recognitions” allows us to direct our consciousness out of our body and into the exalted environment of Amitabha’s enlightened mind. Once enlightened, meditative realization and the capacity to benefit others increase to their ultimate potential. P’howa accomplishment ensures that we will not die in a state of spiritual uncertainty, drifting helplessly in the after-death bardo. This practice also provides a consummate method to help others when they die.
Following authorization in 1986 by her teacher and husband, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Chagdud Khadro has taught the meditation of p’howa, transference of consciousness at the moment of death, for thirty years. Her teaching is informed by writings and oral transmissions of such great masters as Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Karma Lingpa, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Tulku Thondup Rinpoche. Chagdud Khadro has also provided counsel in many situations of dying and death.
‘Instructions for the Transitional State’ may be purchased onsite ($12), or from www.vimalatreasures.org.
TLC’s 2018 events include our monthly Film Night (April 8, May 20, June 17, July 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 & Dec. 2) & our educational program at ODD.
Our following event will be May 20 with Khenpo Paljor - Bardos at the End of Life.
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This program is authorized and supported by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro. TLC’s Director, Julie Rogers, has been a student of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche for over thirty years, and is the author of ‘Instructions for the Transitional State.’ She received hospice and bereavement training and worked as a volunteer at Ashland Community Hospital Hospice in Ashland, OR.
Please do not park in the ODD parking lot! Parking at ODD is reserved for the lamas, tenants, essential staff only. Parking is available one block away from ODD, at the Civic Center Parking Lot, located at 1416 Oak St., between Central and Santa Clara Aves, just around the corner for .75 per hour & free after 5 pm.