Saturday, 09/17/2016 / 05.00pm – 05.45pm / Introduction and guided meditation
The sources for wisdom and healing are in each one of us. When facing impermanence and death, and accompanying the dying it is crucial to re-connect with and discover these sources within ourselves. The practice of Essential Phowa is a powerful meditation that can support us to get in touch with our own inner resources of inspiration, confidence, inner peace and trust. The practice can help to lessen the fears of dying, prepare for own death, and create a peaceful environment for the terminally ill and address the deeper spiritual needs.
In “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”, Sogyal Rinpoche introduced this practice to a Western audience. Unlike the traditional practice of Phowa, Essential Phowa is not only a practice for the moment of death. It is a meditation we can do throughout our lives, especially when we are faced with crises. The practice transcends religions. It can help purify old regrets, and may even contribu te to emotional and physical healing.