Death and Dharma practice

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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

  • Reasons to meditate on death and impermanence
  • Importance of practicing Dharma now
  • Karma and mental habits only things that goes with one at time of death
  • Death and rebirth determined by state of mind at time of death
  • Good karma, mental habits, virtuous thought are our refuge when we die
  • Let go of resentments, attachments, heal relationships

Essence of Refined Gold 14 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Practice love and compassion as part of Dharma practice
  • What it means to have healthy relationship with other people
  • Honesty when we have attachment, resentment, anger
  • After death practice for someone else

Essence of Refined Gold: Q&A (download)

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