Date: May 8th, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm PT
Led by: Laura Ellis
Under the guidance of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche, volunteers from the Next of Kin Committee have assembled a packet of information to assist Sakya Monastery members in deciding their end-of-life wishes. We will go over prayers that can be requested for the time of death, how to handle the body according to Tibetan Buddhist protocols, what legal forms need to be filled out prior to death, and how to make arrangements with your Next of Kin to have your end-of-life wishes as a Buddhist fulfilled. To download the guide, please go to: http://www.sakya.org/spiritualservices.
Registration is required:
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Laura Ellis has been a student of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya since 2002. She currently chairs the Monastery’s Next of Kin Committee, a group which supports Buddhist practitioners in planning for and fulfilling their Buddhist end-of-life wishes. She is the Director of Growth and Opportunity on the Sakya Heritage Society Board of Advisors, and leads Calm Abiding meditations at the Monastery. Laura works at the University of Washington. She has two children. Laura enjoys studying Dharma with friends and has a heartfelt wish to complete Ngondro before she dies.