october, 2019

This is a repeating event

tue01oct7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Life, Death, and the Intermediate States known as the Bardos7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Teacher: John Baker Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,MindBody Awareness


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


The Aligned Center

1 Bridge Street, Foundry Building Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533

Event Details

with John Baker and the Westchester Buddhist Center
Tuesday evenings, October 1st through December 17th, 2019
11 Classes: No class October 8th

This course covers the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and the bardos (the main intervals of life and death). We will use Francesca Fremantle’s book Luminous Emptiness: Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book Mind Beyond Death, and the 17th century text, The Mirror of Mindfulness by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol. Other texts will be recommended.

These teachings are as much about life as they are about death. Part of the Dzogchen or Great Perfection teachings, they explain how to have a good (sane and compassionate) death (and life) and achieve enlightenment.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the point that, just as you would be well-advised to read up on a country you were going to visit for the first time, so it is a very good idea to learn what to expect as and after you die.

The Dalai Lama has said that he contemplates every day the descriptions of the experiences between death and rebirth, so that he will be prepared and not afraid when these experiences dawn.

Ringu Tulku says: “In short, preparation for death and the preparation for life is the same… in order to prepare for death you meditate, you … learn …the nature of your mind, you learn to be more positive… You aren’t overpowered by fear and worry and negative emotions. You have a kind heart. That’s it!!”

A close student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, course instructor John Baker has been a practitioner and teacher of Buddhism for 49 years.

The Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Life, Death, and the Bardos (Intermediate States)

To register: Go to the Westchesterbuddhistcenter.org website

11 Tuesdays, (7 – 9 pm)
October 1 – December 17, 2019
No class October 8th

Suggested donation for the full course to the Westchester Buddhist Center: $120*
Suggested donation for drop-ins: $12* per class
(Drop-ins are welcome)

Register here:
or simply come to the first class.


John BakerFounder and Teacher, Westchester Buddhist Center

Aligned Living Quadrant

MindBody Awareness

Cultivating our personal internal worlds

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

october 15, 2019 7:00 pmoctober 22, 2019 7:00 pmoctober 29, 2019 7:00 pmnovember 5, 2019 7:00 pmnovember 12, 2019 7:00 pmnovember 19, 2019 7:00 pmnovember 26, 2019 7:00 pmdecember 3, 2019 7:00 pmdecember 10, 2019 7:00 pmdecember 17, 2019 7:00 pm