Khenpo Jigme at Vajra Vidya Portland

Death and Rebirth: Teachings on the Bardos and Dewachen
Wednesday, May 16 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Preparation for dying is central to Buddhist practice, and the Tibetan teachings on the bardos are of unique benefit. The bardos are transitional states, including the interval between death and rebirth, which present opportunities for liberation through meditation. For the first three days of this five-day program, Khenpo Jigme will give teachings on preparing for the experience of the bardos as well as instructions on the short Amitabha sadhana, which is often practiced on behalf of the deceased.  On Saturday and Sunday, Khenpo will teach on an aspiration prayer for rebirth in Dewachen, the pure realm of Amitabha.
Khenpo Jigme was born in Bhutan in 1968 and became a monk in his youth. He completed monastic college, then entered three-year retreat at Namo Buddha in Nepal. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him khenpo (professor/preceptor) at the Vajra Vidya Institute in India, and later the retreat master of Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Colorado. With warmth and clarity, Khenpo Jigme teaches Buddhist philosophy and practice in Asia and North America.

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Tentative schedule: 9:00am to 4:00pm with a lunch break from 12 to 1:30pm


Five Day Program


Saturday & Sunday Only

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Vajra Vidya Portland, 25 Middle Street, PO Box 7793, Portland, ME 04112