Dharma Lecture: Teaching on Death, Bardo, and Rebirth

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, November 8th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: None

All ordinary beings must go through death, the bardo, and rebirth. But most of us have no idea or education about these three steps. Many lamas practice this daily in preparation for this important time. In this teaching we will study and visualize the three levels with the three Buddha bodies which are visualized together during these experiences: death – dharmakaya; the bardo – samboghakaya; birth – nirmanakaya. If you can understand and visualize these three processes along with the three kayas, then you have the chance to be liberated when you are dying, in the bardo, or before rebirth.

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from forty masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey - An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.