In the Mirror of Death

Tuesday evenings from 10 October to 28 November, 7pm to 9pm

Thursday mornings from 12 October to 30 November, 10am to 12noon


An Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Understanding of Death and Dying inspired by the “Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”.

This 8-week class guides participants through the essential teachings on dying and death from the Buddhist tradition of Tibet. It offers a glimpse of this practical wisdom and sacred inspiration, which is so beneficial for today’s world. The universal message of these teachings speaks to people from all walks of life and is relevant for those of any spiritual tradition or none. It shows us how we can face uncertainty and change, transform difficulty and fear, prepare for death and support others to die with dignity.


Session 1: Understanding impermanence and death part 1

Session 2: Understanding impermanence and death part 2

Session 3: Beyond thoughts and emotions – The mind and the ‘deathless, unending nature of mind’

Session 4: Finding stability and confidence – meditation

Session 5: What happens at the moment of death?

Session 6: The heart advice for the moment of death

Session 7: Some aspects of practical and emotional care

Session 8: Healing in life and death – the practice of Essential Phowa

Who is this course for?
Open to anyone who wishes to explore the topic of death and dying. The universality of the message of these teachings is most relevant today and can bring benefit to people from all walks of life and traditions.

Some books you may find helpful for the course:

“The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” by Sogyal Rinpoche
“Facing Death and Finding Hope” by Christine Longaker

Full Fee $160
Concession Fee: Pension, Student, Unemployed $96

Rigpa’s policy is that financial difficulties should not be an obstacle to attending our courses. If this is an issue for you please contact us. 

REGISTER HERE for the evening class

REGISTER HERE for the day class