Contemplating death

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Meditation on death

  • The benefit of contemplating our death
  • The disadvantages of not contemplating our death
  • The nine-point death meditation

Essence of Refined Gold 13 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Is the nine-point death meditation the same as Phowa practice?
  • How can you help others at the time of death if you don’t know their spiritual practice?

Essence of Refined Gold 13: Q&A (download)

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