How do we prepare for death? What happens to us a we die? What is our experience after death? These are the questions addressed by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche in his two talks given at the Hartford KTC in 1999. Rinpoche bases his talks on a text by the great Terton, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa titled A Supplement to the Profound Meaning of Liberation Through Hearing, which is part of the cycle of teachings called Dispelling All Obstacles, the Accomplishment of the Heart of the Guru. Rinpoche also includes comments on the Bardos made by Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). Both talks include lively question and answer sessions.
These DVDs of this classic teaching are offered at a discount price because this 1999 recording was made with a single camera on a second-rate tripod under mediocre lighting conditions. However, even though the image quality is less than optimal, the sound is excellent and both Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe Gyamtso are seen close up, vibrant and lively. The whole teaching comes through in a direct and appealing way. This is a classic teaching by Bardor Rulku Rinpoche, with outstanding translation by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.
Preparing for Death and Bardo of Dying, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, Vajra Echoes, 2 DVDs, $18.00