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Wisdom Spotlight - Issue #14 - Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying


Wisdom Spotlight

July 17 · Issue #14 · View online

A monthly spotlight on Dharma education and practice resources from Samye Institute.

Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying

Dear Student,
On this Medicine Buddha Day, Samye Institute is pleased to announce a new and updated presentation of our Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying resource center. These resources have arisen in conversation with Phakchok Rinpoche, Tulku Migmar, as well as experts in the caring professions. The materials in this resource show us how to provide caregiving in a respectful, empathetic and compassionate manner. These teachings also explore a path we can take ourselves to age and die with dignity, compassion and grace. 
The resource center includes a forum, where practitioners, caregivers, and students can share their experiences and perspectives. The latest addition to these resources is Andrea Sherman’s teaching on Awareness and Vigiling at the Bedside. Here, we learn about how we can become a compassionate witness as we sit vigil during the final hours of a person’s life. Andrea gently guides us through this momentous occasion and role, showing how we can transform an often frightening and difficult time into a sacred space of witnessing, reflecting and honouring the dying person’s life. 
Samye is also happy to announce that Phakchok Rinpoche will offer Bardo Teachings on Saturday, July 24th, at 5:45pm, Nepal time (check your local time here). This teaching, on the full moon day of the monkey month, coincides auspiciously with the anniversary of the great master, Gampopa. It is an offering to all who are interested in learning how to experience a noble death. Rinpoche will teach on the six bardos and will address our general concerns on preparing for the moment of death and what comes next. 
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Wisdom Spotlight
If you are inspired to explore teachings about the bardo further, you can check out the links below:
The Six Bardos: Powerful Opportunities for Liberation
Conversation: Tulku Migmar on the Bardo
Latest Wisdom Blogs
Samye Institute posts regular wisdom blogs, covering various aspects of Buddhist practice, ritual and education. Here’s what we posted in the last month.
Remembering the Buddha on Saga Dawa Duchen
Speaking Moderately and in a Gentle Way
Educational Resources on Samye Institute
For those of you who want to learn in more detail, we have the following courses available on our platform. Each course is presented in a structured way and also has access to forums and instructor support.
About Samye Institute
Do you know that we’ve published over 500 pieces of content since our inception? On we offer a large archive of audio, video, and written teachings including many teachings directly from Phakchok Rinpoche.
All of these articles include key points and many offer reflection exercises or contemplations. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to or watch these teachings before, we hope that you will take the time to explore them.
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