Phowa Foundation
A Special Project of Orgyen Khamdroling

Dying with Confidence Training Program

Through the Dying with Confidence training program Anyen Rinpoche offers spiritual guidance and support to students who wish to face the moment of death fearlessly, open-heartedly, and free of regret. This three-level training program introduces students to practices unique to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, forming the basis for lifelong practice that can assist them and others through illness, the dying process, and at the moment of death.

Phowa Retreat
Montreal, Canada
November 18-21, 2017

Dying With Confidence
Level III
(includes Phowa Retreat)
Montreal, Canada
November 18-24, 2017

Dying with Confidence
Level I
Ruskin, Florida,
January 25-29, 2018

Dying with Confidence
Level I
Bainbridge Island, WA,
March 23-27, 2018

Each program is unique as Rinpoche customizes the content to the needs of the participants.
Level I Training (5 days)
Past programs have included:
  • Teachings on the four thoughts that turn the mind
  • Bodhicitta
  • Guru Yoga
  • The signs of death
  • Rinpoche's personal experience assisting the dying
  • Phowa
  • Introductory wind energy or "tsa lung" practice
Level II Training (3 days)
Past programs have included:
  • Further instruction in phowa and wind energy practices
  • Transmissions
  • Commentaries on bardo prayers
Level III Training * (7 days)
Days 1-4:

Intensive phowa practice retreat open to previously trained students and to those interested in learning about phowa and the Dying with Confidence Training Program

Days 5-7 have included:
  • Teachings on practicing phowa for others
  • Instructions on how to benefit the dying
  • Instructions using ritual materials in practices that benefit the dying
* Upon completion of Level III qualified students may be invited to attend other teachings with Anyen Rinpoche.
Dying With Confidence Training Programs
Living and Dying with Confidence Talk & Book Signing Introduction Level I Level II Level III Phowa
Retreat
Ruskin, Florida January 12-16, 2017 January 25-29, 2018 October or November, 2018 March 2019 TBA
Bainbridge Island,
WA
September 9-10, 2017 March 23-27, 2018 TBA TBA TBA
Casa Tibet Mexico Querataro October 17-18, 2016 August 2017
OKL Center Montreal, Canada November 24-28, 2016 May 12-14, 2017 November 18-24, 2017 November 18-21, 2017
Tibet House New York, NY February 10, 2017 One-Day Program,
February 11, 2017
June 15-19 2017 TBA TBA TBA
3300 Josephine Street, Denver, CO 80205