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Tibetan rites

The Art of Dying with Swami Vivekananda

By Prana Yoga Teac... on September 25, 2007 - 11:29am

Oct 18 2007 - 9:00am
Oct 20 2007 - 4:00pm

The Art of Dying

An enlightened approach to death and dying. Explore the Tibetan Bardo Thodol rites and training. Lectures, initiations, meditations, practice, Hatha Yoga.

This workshop could be the first in the world to address a very important gap in modern times: the spiritual preparation for death, one of life’s greatest passages.

Today, especially with the secularization of daily life, we are witnessing an appalling carelessness about the phenomenon of death, as well as a deep spiritual ignorance about its meaning, which is illustrated most often by the cloud of taboo and embarrassment surrounding the subject. The contrast between our great attention to birth – a new child benefiting from both the assistance of its mother and qualified medical personnel or midwives in an air of celebration – and our cold, medical treatment of the dying is reason enough to highlight the need for this workshop. The Art of Dying intends to change this focus, not only to teach an understanding of the process of death using the Bardo Thodol, the centuries-practiced Tibetan manual of dying, but also to provide training to pass to the other side in a spiritual manner and to help others go through this process.

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