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How to Help Others at the Time of Death

India, 2011. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don't know what to do to help, you'll feel so confused, so lost. This made me think that knowing how to help others at the time of death is such important education to have. By providing the right support, the right environment, you can help your loved one die peacefully, with virtuous thoughts, and thus have a good rebirth.

–Lama Zopa Rinpoche



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New Arrivals

Yellow Wheel of Manjushri Amulet

Yellow Wheel of Manjushri Amulet

Manjushri Amulet, also known as the Yellow Wheel of Manjushri protects the bearer from obstacles and misfortunes. It enhances the holder’s four Astrological aspects of Life-Force, Health, Wealth and Luck. This amulet contains various astrological features like the Nine Numeric Squares, the Eight Trigrams, the Twelve Year-Signs, the five Elements, various mantras of protection and other holy ingredients. It is then wound in a pattern of five elementally colored threads. The sequence of these threads dispels the negative energies outward and draws positive energies inward. The color of the covered cloth symbolizes the body color of Manjushri. Since the amulet has already been blessed, one can readily wear it around the neck or have it tied on the door of the house, car, bike etc.
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Liberation Box, Tool for a Fortunate Rebirth

Liberation Box, Protection Tool for a Fortunate Rebirth

Liberation Box, Protection Tool for a Fortunate Rebirth

Enjoy this special offering for "Liberation Box, Protection Tool for a Fortunate Rebirth" and receive a complimentary copy of "Mystic Tibet DVD"

This collection of tools for the time of death has been assembled according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice, and contains powerful methods for ensuring a fortunate rebirth for those who have died or are in the process of dying.
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Practices for the Time of Death

Medicine Buddha Ritual Set for Pujas

Medicine Buddha Ritual Set for Pujas

For Medicine Buddha pujas, Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends to have on the altar a representation of the Medicine Buddha mandala in a mandala house. Above that should be a copy of the Medicine Buddha Sutra wrapped in five-colored cloth. This hardcopy ritual set for Medicine Buddha pujas includes: One printed copy of the Medicine Buddha Sutra in Tibetan from the Buddhist Digital Resource Center, pecha style. One printed copy of the Medicine Buddha mandala. A wrapping cloth representing the Five Dhyani Buddhas, designed by Kopan Monastery exclusively for the FPMT Foundation Store.
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Medicine Buddha Jangwa PDF

Medicine Buddha Jangwa PDF

This practice enables the deceased person to purify negativities in their current or previous lives. This practice can cause the deceased person to reincarnate in a pure land, deva realm or human realm even if they are in the intermediate state or on the way to the lower realms. This particular practice of jangwa, associated with the Medicine Buddha, is especially accessible. Ordinary people can perform this highly beneficial practice without risking the possibility of creating further interferences for ourselves or for the deceased.
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Medicine Buddha - The Wish Fulfilling Jewel

Medicine Buddha - The Wish Fulfilling Jewel

This Medicine Buddha practice is longer than the Medicine Buddha sadhana and includes praises and requests to each of the Medicine Buddhas as well as Shakyamuni Buddha. It is advised for individuals and centers to do on the eighth day of every Tibetan month and is also a practice to do when someone is sick, dying or has passed away.
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Medicine Buddha - The Wish Granting Sovereign

Medicine Buddha - The Wish Granting Sovereign

Composed in 1673 by the Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Losang Gyatso (1617-1682), this text is an extensive rite for the worship of the Seven Medicine Buddhas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and an assembly of bodhisattvas and guardian deities. The worship of the Seven Medicine Buddhas is a spiritual method to alleviate sickness, poverty, conflict and all the other miseries that inevitably afflict beings living in the world. This puja (the most extensive of all the Medicine Buddha pujas) was translated at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche by Professor John Newman.
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Practicing the Five Powers Near the Time of Death

Practicing the Five Powers Near the Time of Death

This extraordinary book contains advice and commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how to practice the five powers near the time of death, thereby ensuring a peaceful death and positive rebirth. Rinpoche discusses the power of eliminating attachment and practicing generosity, the power of prayer, eliminating the ego, training, and bodhichitta. Although this book was completed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for use by those facing imminent death, it is a deeply profound teaching on how to live life for anyone who wishes to make their life and eventual death most meaningful.
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Learning about the Time of Death

How to Enjoy Death eBook

How to Enjoy Death eBook

For years Lama Zopa Rinpoche has envisioned a practical book to inform students of how to help loved ones have a beneficial death. How to Enjoy Death has been compiled from years of Rinpoche's teachings and has been lovingly edited by Venerable Robina Courtin. All of the practices one needs to be prepared to face death are handily included between the covers of this thoroughly pragmatic volume, making this an essential reference for Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, caregivers, hospice workers, or chaplains.
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Heart Advice for Death and Dying

Heart Advice for Death and Dying

Enjoy this special offering for "Heart Advice for Death and Dying" and receive a complimentary copy of "Heart Practices for Death and Dying"

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given profound and accessible teachings on death and dying for many years. Heart Advice for Death and Dying contains Rinpoche’s essential advice for the time of death and for finding the deepest fulfillment in life. The MP3 CD that accompanies this book contains an audio course consisting of eleven hours of teachings and meditations on death and dying led by Ven. Sangye Khadro, a senior American teacher of Tibetan Buddhism well known for her gentle yet profound teaching style.
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Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth

Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth

Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth is a thorough and detailed examination of the physiological and psychological processes that accompany death, giving readers a solid foundation for further studies in highest yoga tantra. The majority of the book discusses the stages of death, and even includes helpful charts to assist ones learning. The process of entering the intermediate state, the bardo, and taking rebirth are also explained, making this book an excellent addition to any practitioners library.
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Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner these same states present crucial opportunities to explore and transform consciousness itself. This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key moments of consciousness—sleep, dreams, and death—the conversations recorded here are both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near-death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the reader is continually surprised and delighted.
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Bardo Teachings, The Way of Death and Rebirth

Bardo Teachings, The Way of Death and Rebirth

Bardo Teachings gives readers a precise and vivid description of the way of death and rebirth. It contains a wealth of heretofore untranslated material on the Tibetan presentation of the process of dying, the nature of the intermediate state after death, and the process of taking rebirth. This modest but carefully produced book presents the essence of the Tibetan Book of the Dead in a digestible form.
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Prayers for the Time of Death

Chants from Amitabha’s Pure Land - MP3 Download

Chants from Amitabha’s Pure Land - MP3 Download

In a hidden, secret valley in the Himalayas, so remote that only a few people have ever visited, there lives a community of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Their communities were founded in the early years of the last century by Dupa Rinpoche. Dupa Rinpoche composed special prayers with heartfelt tunes that inspire and soothe the mind. Chants from Amitabha’s Pure Land includes prayers requesting Amitabha Buddha to transfer the consciousness of those who have died to his pure land, a special place where all the conditions for study and practice are perfect, and enlightenment for the sake of all is achieved quickly.
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Medicine Buddha Puja - MP3 Download

Medicine Buddha Puja - MP3 Download

This MP3 download is a product of the remarkable collaboration between Kopan Monastery's abbot Lama Lhundrup, the monks and nuns of Kopan, Grammy-winning recording engineer Tom Bates, Ven. Fran Mohoupt and Hilary Dirlam. On it, the monks and nuns of Kopan chant an extensive version of the Medicine Buddha puja. Specializing in physical and mental healing, the Medicine Buddha is a popular and deeply venerated figure in Buddhism. The Medicine Buddha is particularly suitable for benefiting the dying and dead.
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Prayers for the Time of Death - MP3 Download

Prayers for the Time of Death - MP3 Download

To facilitate the death process, death should take place in an atmosphere of calm and lightness, free of fear, with loving thoughts for others. These beautifully chanted prayers have been chosen for their power to invoke peace and compassion in the mind of the dying person and those nearby. This download is a product of the remarkable collaboration between Kopan Monastery's abbot Lama Lhundrup, the monks and nuns of Kopan, Grammy-winning recording engineer Tom Bates, Ven. Fran Mohoupt and Hilary Dirlam. On it, the monks and nuns of Kopan chant prayers for the dying.
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Medicine Buddha Jangwa DVD

Medicine Buddha Jangwa DVD

The practice of Jangwa is a skillful tantric practice of purification used when somebody has passed away. Even when a person is in the intermediate state on the way to the lower realms, the practice of Jangwa can change the direction of the person's reincarnation. The practice can cause the deceased to reincarnate in a pure land, or in a deva or human realm. This recording features Geshe Ngawang Dakpa at Land of Medicine Buddha in California in 2003.
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Life, Death and After Death DVD

Life, Death and After Death DVD

The teachings on this DVD are from a weekend seminar on death, intermediate state and rebirth that Lama Yeshe taught in Geneva, Switzerland in September 1983. The topic is particularly poignant as this was the last teaching Lama gave in the West; he passed away some five months later. But here he was his usual boisterous, punchy, direct, funny, loving and compassionate self, treating death in his incomparable light yet serious way. Included also is video of Lama teaching on transference of consciousness at the time of death in London the previous year.
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Medicine Buddha Prayer Flag

Medicine Buddha Prayer Flag

Medicine Buddha is an extremely powerful form of enlightened energy. The practices of Medicine Buddha are efficacious in healing and helping one to accomplish one's goals successfully. It can be of benefit to someone who is ill or even someone who has died to offer such prayer flags for the purpose of helping that person to overcome their illness or for a good rebirth in the next life. Medicine Buddha is also very helpful for bringing success in any activity, and essential for those who are involved in business of any kind.
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Protection for the Time of Death

Medicine Buddha Mirror Pendant

Medicine Buddha Mirror Pendant

Metal and blue enamel Medicine Buddha pendant with mirror on the back encircled by the Medicine Buddha mantra on a sturdy cord.
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Amitabha Buddha Thangka Extra Small

Amitabha Buddha Thangka Extra Small

Amitabha represents the purification of ordinary discernment and overcoming attachment. Hand-painted on cloth by Nepali-Tibetan artists in Nepal using traditional painting techniques and materials. Thangka features significant gold accents.
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Medicine Buddha Statue

Medicine Buddha Statue

Medicine Buddha is also known as "Bhaisajyaguru" and "Healing Buddha." The enlightened qualities of this buddha empowers powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and for awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within every individual. Statue is made of resin.
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Medicine Buddha Tsa Tsa

Medicine Buddha Tsa Tsa

This tsa tsa is hand made by a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche using only quality materials and the most current practices recommended by Rinpoche, as well as containing grains of rice blessed personally by Rinpoche. Each tsa tsa is hand carved and molded using the highest quality silicone for the best details - all the carving and mold making are done by monks in a workshop in France.
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Medicine Buddha Thangka Extra Small

Medicine Buddha Thangka Extra Small

Medicine Buddha is an extremely powerful form of enlightened energy. The practices of Medicine Buddha are efficacious in healing and helping one to accomplish one's goals successfully. It can be of benefit to someone who is ill or even someone who has died. Offering a sacred image for the purpose of helping that person overcome their illness or for a good rebirth in their next life is extremely beneficial. Hand-painted by Nepali-Tibetan artists in Kathmandu, Nepal using traditional painting techniques and materials with significant gold accents.
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Mandala Magazine

Mandala Magazine

The new issue of Mandala is now available! Learn how to cultivate an environment of peace and unity in your Dharma community.
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