Free webcast on February 11 with Tenzin Rinpoche: 'Helping Loved Ones Through Sickness and Death'
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will present the sixth and final webcast in his free, six-month Internet course on Living with Joy, Dying in Peace on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The topic of the webcast is "Helping Loved Ones Through Sickness and Death." The course includes everything from free monthly live webcasts to a discussion forum, recorded webcasts, downloadable print materials and MP3 audio recordings.
All course offerings are free and open to all! You must register separately for each live webcast event, as well as for the six-month course with its full support materials.
Register now for the final webcast in the series (February 11)
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 3-4:10 p.m. Eastern Time U.S. (New York time)
FREE LIVE WEBCAST
Helping Loved Ones Through Sickness and Death
The time may come when you feel called to support a friend or loved one through the struggles of aging, sickness, and death. According to the Tibetan traditions, to be of true service a helper needs three beneficial qualities: openness, awareness, and warmth. In this free live webcast, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche explains how to:
- Open yourself more fully to your friend or loved one without being driven by fears or expectations.
- Connect more fully with the person, rather than disengaging due to stress, emotion, or compassion fatigue.
- Host the other person in the warmth of loving-kindness, to nurture a genuine sense of acceptance, comfort, protection, and trust.
This webcast is Part 6 of the free, six-month course on Living with Joy, Dying in Peace and is open to all.
About the Six-Month Course
The more attached we are to our loved ones, our possessions and our sense of identity, the more we suffer. Realizing this truth frees us to find joy in each simple moment of life, and peace at the moment of death. According to the Tibetan spiritual traditions, living and dying are part of a sacred continuum. Death need not be considered a failure, negative, or even a loss; rather, it is a transition toward a new beginning. In this six-month series of teachings and guided meditations, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will help you to:
- Let go of your false identity and discover who you truly are.
- Free yourself from fears and attachments.
- Find more hope and joy in life.
- Understand the dying process as a pathway to wisdom and rebirth.
- Recognize the parallels between dying and falling asleep.
- Find peace with your own death.
- Help others through sickness and death.
The course is open to everyone, from the young and healthy to those who are facing death, and their caregivers. You must register separately for each live webcast event, as well as for the six-month course with its full support materials.
Each live webcast is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month and will take place from 3-4:10 p.m. Eastern Time U.S. (New York time). Within a few days after each live webcast, the recorded webcast will be posted at the Ligmincha Learning course site and the Ligmincha International Internet Teachings page.
- September 10, 2016—Releasing Attachments, Finding Freedom and Joy. Full playlist
October 8, 2016—Transcending Fear, Finding Hope. Full playlist
November 12, 2016—Asleep but Not Unconscious: Discovering Awareness in the Sleep State. Full playlist
December 10, 2016—Sleep and Death as Doorways to Wisdom. Full playlist
January 14, 2017—Finding Peace with Death. Full playlist
February 11, 2017—Helping Loved Ones Through Sickness and Death. View recording
How to Participate
To take part in the free live webcasts, simply join us from your home computer or other device, or at one of Ligmincha’s participating practice groups or centers worldwide. Each webcast is free and open to all and requires no prerequisite. However, to make the most of this course, students are encouraged to view all six live webcast events of the series, and/or the recordings of those webcasts at the course site, and to put what they learn into practice daily between sessions. A chat screen on the broadcast page enables asking questions. Also see the Webcast FAQ page.
To participate in the full six-month course with its discussion forum and full support materials, register at Ligmincha Learning. For added support, monthly group webcast viewings and regularly scheduled group meditation practices based these teachings, will be available in many locations worldwide. Contact your nearest local center or sangha to inquire about group screenings or guided meditations they may be hosting related to this course. If you are interested in starting an informal group in your area, email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest and learn more.
Guidelines for starting a practice group
About Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, is an acclaimed author as well as a highly respected and beloved teacher to students throughout the world. He is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep; Tibetan Sound Healing; Wonders of the Natural Mind; Healing With Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen; Unbounded Wholeness (with Anne Carolyn Klein); Awakening the Sacred Body; Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech and Mind; Awakening the Luminous Mind; and The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life.