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.
If you are looking for authentic objects that are helpful in Noble Living, Noble Caring, Noble Dying, we suggest the following beautifully crafted items: