The Essential Phowa Practice for the Moment of Death

Here is another wonderful teaching by Sogyal Rinpoche on the essential phowa practice from Chapter 13 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. As Rinpoche writes: “Sometimes the most powerful practices can be the most simple. But […] remember that it is essential to take the time now to become familiar with this practice.

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“I Learned to Be Simply Present…”


Caroline De Glanville from the UK shares her story: “In the summer of 2001 my mother was diagnosed with cancer. The medicine made her feel sick, and she decided that she did not want chemo-therapy or any pills, as it would make her hair fall out.

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How to Help Those Who Have Died


On the occasion of a student passing away in 2010, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this simple, yet intimate teaching on how to practice the essential phowa, a practice we can do to help those who have died. In presenting the practice of the essential phowa in Chapter 13 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal […]

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