Course Overview

Dying is an essential part of life; something that we all will experience. Whether you or a loved one are facing death today or decades from now, it’s important to understand what it means to live and die well. In this online course, Khentrul Rinpoche will take us on a journey through what is known as the ‘bardos’, or transitionary periods, between one life and the next, and the tremendous opportunity they can offer if we view them as an opportunity for spiritual transformation.

  • Who is this course for?

    Open to anyone who wants to understand how to prepare for your own or someone else's death.

  • What will you learn?

    You will learn an overview of the 6 bardos, the Kalachakra Phowa and how to prepare for death.

  • How will this benefit you?

    Death is one of the best opportunities. This series of teachings helps you understand how to prepare best for it.

Course Curriculum

In this practical teaching, Khentrul Rinpoche will discuss the step by step instructions for what to do for our loved ones at the time of death, through their dying process and the subsequent prayers and practice we can do once our loved one has passed away. We do not have to be an incredible yogi to benefit from these teachings. Everyone can create conditions in this life, for their loved ones to have a peaceful death and a beneficial future rebirth.

  • Prepare for death by practicing while living

  • Learn what to do when you or a loved one is dying and immediately following their death

  • Learn how to spot opportunities for liberation while dying and in the bardo


Khentrul Rinpoche

Jonang Kalachakra and Rimé Master

Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path. Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).

Ven. Tenpai Gyaltsen

Ven. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen and his root teacher, the Kalachakra Master Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö, have collaborated on many English books from the basics of meditation up to the advanced yogic practices of the Six Vajra Yogas. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen is currently based at the Suchandra Institute in Austria, and is the president of Dzokden, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the manifestation of the golden age through the study and practice of Kalachakra.