Advice for the Moment of Death

In May 2004, on the occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s historic four days of teachings in Glasgow, Scotland, to which over 9,000 people attended, Sogyal Rinpoche gave an inspired public talk entitled “Living and Dying Today”.

In this extract from that talk, Sogyal Rinpoche comments on the advice for the moment of death by Padmasambhava (which also can be found in Chapter 14 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying):

Now when the bardo of dying dawns upon me,

I will abandon all grasping, yearning, and attachment,

Enter undistracted into clear awareness of the teaching,

And eject my consciousness into the space of unborn rigpa;

As I leave this compound body of flesh and blood

I will know it to be a transitory illusion.


A podcast of this complete talk is coming soon to The Tibetan Blog of Living and Dying.

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