Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Contemplating death

A series of commentaries on Mind Training Like Rays of the Sun by Nam-kha Pel, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa, given between September 2008 and July 2010.

  • The Dharma is the only thing that will help us at the time of death
  • How the karma we create in our relationships follows us when we die
  • Contemplating death helps to keep our mind from ruminating on the eight worldly concerns
  • Ways to have healthy relationships with our friends, our possessions, and our body

MTRS 10: Preliminaries—Death (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.