Waking up to the truth of impermanence and death has been core to practitioners of wisdom traditions for centuries. In this new online course, “Embracing Death in the Inner Refuge,” 3 Doors senior teacher Marcy Vaughn will guide participants in exploring the power of this recognition to support a vivid relationship to the inner refuge and to awaken the motivation to fully share our gifts in this life.
The course will be held May 8–June 19, 2020. The six-week self-guided program contains nine hours of prerecorded teachings and guided practices, and includes three live Zoom practice and discussion sessions with Marcy. The practice portion of the live video sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants to stream or download.
Making an open and loving relationship with one’s death is a true support for those who seek to live a fully expressed life, to realize peace, and to benefit oneself, family and loved ones, and others in living and in dying.
Prerequisite: Some familiarity with the Five Warrior Syllable practice is helpful.
Marcy Vaughn, a senior teacher and student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for more than 40 years. She graduated in the first class of the master’s program in contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University. Currently a therapist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she edited the books Tibetan Sound Healing, Awakening the Sacred Body, Awakening the Luminous Mind and Spontaneous Creativity: Meditations for Manifesting Your Positive Qualities, all by Tenzin Wangyal, and narrates the audio version of his books The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep and Spontaneous Creativity. She helped design and teaches in The 3 Doors Academy, a two-and-a-half-year training program bringing contemplative practices to the secular world, as well as The 3 Doors Compassion Project for those who provide care for others.