The Essence of Living and Dying


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  • Sunday | May 1, 2016 to Tuesday | November 1, 2016
  • - 6:00 pm
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The Essence of Living and Dying

Online Certification Course. 

According to Yung Drung Bon, the native religion of Tibet, everyone is born, and everyone must die. It is what we do while we are alive that counts.

We all have questions and worries about dying. Throughout our lives we encounter dying and death. Perhaps it is the death of a family member, a relative, a co-worker, even a stranger. What happens when we die? What happens next? Death forces us to look at these questions, as we grieve or as we console someone who had a loss, and are faced with fear and the unknown.

We should also ask, “What Is living?” How should we live our lives? How can we balance the important things in our lives, and manage what needs to be done for a full, happy and meaningful life?

Tibetan Bon teaches that how we live our lives determines our dying process, and ultimately our death.
It doesn’t matter what your religious or spiritual beliefs may be. Everyone wants a life of love, joy, compassion, balance, self-worth and meaning.

In this course, The Essence of Living and Dying, Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche, a senior teacher and Geshe from sMenri Monastery, will teach us the importance of living, good fruitful living, the process of dying, and how we leave this earth.

Rinpoche will teach us how we can live a meaningful and happy life. To live consciously and without regret. To release any negativity we may be holding. To inspire the people we meet with just a smile. To embrace, without fear or regret, the knowledge that we will die, and to leave a legacy for our family and friends in the knowledge of our living well.

The Essence of Living and Dying is for Bon and other spiritual practitioners, physicians, therapists, caretakers, and anyone who wants to live and to live well.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is recommended for anyone who wants to live a full, conscious, happy life. It is also recommended for physicians, therapists, health care workers, caretakers, and healers.

Materials. There will be a discussion forum to talk and collaborate with others taking the course. Video and audio downloads will be available. Each month’s segment will have specific assignments to complete.

Feedback. Students are encouraged to journal their progress. You will be able to contact Rinpoche via e-mail to ask questions you may have. You will receive feedback on your submitted assignments and journals.

Additional Teachings. Several additional Bon online teachings will be included in this course, to help you to better understand living, dying and death.

Live Stream Forums. We will conduct several live stream forums to provide additional teaching help and a chance to interact with Rinpoche for questions and answers.

Certification. Students who successfully complete the course, assignments, and journaling exercises, and participate in at least one live stream forum, will receive a certificate of completion.