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LUMINOUS VOYAGE - A Death and Dying Meditation, Study and Discussion Group

Updated: Apr 22

1st Tuesday of the Month, Starting on March 7, 2023, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, PST (7:30 - 8:30 pm, EST)



Body lying flat on a last bed,

Voices whispering a few last words,

Mind watching a final memory glide past:

When will that drama come for you?

- VII Dalai Lama


Dakini’s Whisper announces LUMINOUS VOYAGE, a new meditation, discussion and study group exploring our relationship to death and dying. Intended to provide guidance, insight and practice skills for people with a common interest in end of life experiences and teachings, the group will meet monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 4:30 PST (7:30 EST).

LUMINOUS VOYAGE will focus on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche along with other selected resource materials selected by Khandro-la, such as films, articles and poems readily available online. These additional materials will be shared with participants in advance of each monthly gathering and we ask that people read the materials prior to meeting in order to fully participate.

In a contemplative and safe environment, practitioners will discuss the book along with additional resources, and share experiences and inquiries about the dying experience and death itself. This group will be facilitated by Elizabeth Ebaugh, a Dakini's Whisper student, and Khandro-la will offer related teachings and transmissions on special occasions throughout the year as part of the group gathering.

LUMINOUS VOYAGE is open to the general public. Registration is required (no later than February 28th) after which the zoom link and resource materials will be shared on eLearning.


LUMINOUS VOYAGE monthly gatherings will include the following:

  • An exploration of being with death/dying - self, others and as well as after death dimentions.

  • Study and discussion on death and dying in the context of Lamrim.

  • A practice-oriented approach to death and dying from the Buddhist perspective.

    • Chö offering of the body

    • Meditation on one’s own death in dissolution stage

    • Meditation on one’s own sky burial or other visualizations of the dying experience

    • Other practices such as tonglen

  • Khandro-la will give teachings and transmission related to death and dying (i.e. Phowa, Five Forces and meaningful inquiries and contemplations) for some of group gatherings.

  • Registrants will be able to access additional RESOURCES identified by Khandro-la and shared on DW eLearning.


For registration, please email with the subject line of "Registration for LUMINOUS VOYAGE" to .


While there is no fee for participating in Luminous Voyage, dana to support Dakini's Whisper and our teacher will be appreciated when Khandro-la joins the monthly gatherings for teachings and transmissions. You can do that here.

Please email to the same email address as above if you have any further questions related to this group.


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