Following your purchase of this online course, you will
receive an email with a link to a webpage to download a PDF document that contains the enrollment key for the course and instructions on how to
access the course on the FPMT
Online Learning Center.
Heart Advice for Death and Dying is an FPMT education
program included in Foundational Buddhism Programs. This program is designed to
provide practical instructions for the time of death to students who are
interested in learning about death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist
perspective. It is recommended that students have some prior knowledge of
Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition, in particular the topics of the lamrim, by
having completed an introductory course, such as Buddhism in a Nutshell,andat
least some of the lamrim modules of Discovering Buddhism.
This program is presented as
a series of five sessions of approximately two hours each. Each session
contains MP3 audio teachings and guided meditations by Ven. Sangye Khadro, a
senior American teacher of Tibetan Buddhism well known for her gentle yet
profound teaching style.
The five sessions of the course cover the following topics:
The course materials consist of the following resources:
The handouts for meditation sessions consist of:
The companion book Heart Practices for Death and Dying contains Lama
Zopa Rinpoche’s advice on preparing for death and assisting others through that
time. It also includes practices for the time of death, such as the Medicine
Buddha Puja and the traditional eight prayers recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
to help others at the time of death. The book also contains mantras to say for
those who are dying or who have died, teachings on their benefits, and a sheet
of mantras to place upon the body of one who has died.
Note: The advice, teachings,
and practices contained in Heart Advice for Death and
Dying (published in 2008), as well as those contained in Heart Practices for Death and Dying, are
included in a new book by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge without
(Wisdom Publications, 2016), which is also available as an eBook. However,
this book does not come with the MP3 CD of audio teachings on this topic
by Ven. Sangye Khadro.