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Inspired by The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

This weekend retreat offers a glimpse of the practical wisdom and sacred inspiration of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Inspired by The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, Kirsten DeLeo will share essential teachings which are most relevant for today’s world. The universal message of these teachings speaks to people from all walks of life. They show us how we can face uncertainty and change, transform difficulty and fear, prepare for death and support others to die with dignity.

The weekend also gives essential guidance on meditation and the practice of Essential Phowa, a practice for healing and for the moment of death. It addresses how we can prepare ourselves and how to accompany someone nearing death, so that they can die with peace of mind and even with confidence.

Read more in this article by Kirsten on ‘Looking in the Mirror of Death.’

There are a limited amount of scholarships available. Please email: us.events@rigpa.org if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

About Mount Madonna

Mount Madonna Center is located on 355 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains full of redwood groves, hiking trails, and meadows infused with a sense of peace, spaciousness, and heartfelt service. It offers a beautiful, warm natural setting for retreats. The serene landscape provide a nourishing backdrop to support and inspire our weekend retreat.

Two delicious vegetarian meals and a snack per day are included in the price. Non-gluten and non-dairy options are available at every meal.

Learn more about Mount Madonna here

Refund Policy

Cancellations requested before March 13th will receive a full refund minus a $15 processing fee.

After March 13th, only 50% of the retreat fees will be refundable up to 7 days before the program begins.

No refunds are possible after the 25th of March.