Level 1: Modules 1-3 – These three modules seek to heighten understanding of:
Level 1: Modules 4-6 – These three modules seek to heighten understanding of:
Level 1: Modules 7-9 – These three modules seek to heighten understanding of:
Level 1: Modules 10-12 - These three modules seek to heighten understanding of:
Level 2: Student who obtain a certificate of completion for Level 1 and who wish to receive the higher trainings in accordance with the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, will be eligible to take Levels 2 and higher. Level two will deepen awareness of patience and inner quiet that was started in Level 1, begin training in the transformative compassion practices, and gain an understanding of one’s relationship to all living beings. Attention will be given to understanding the correct view of compassion, which is not sentimental, but allows one to hold all living beings dear. An important element of the level 2 training, is the opportunity to receive the practice of the Medicine Buddha.
Level 3: This level of training will assist students in overcoming one’s personal intellectual fear of death; deepening understanding and practice of patience and correct compassion. This level includes preparation for level 4. Before one can engage in the end-of-life yogas (i.e., the inner energetic practices at the time of passing) one must become the one capable of undertaking them.
Level 4: Training of level four includes overcoming one’s innate fear of death; overcoming the obstacles that arise to achieving a correct view of compassion; deepening all previous training; and training for one’s own end-of-life while still healthy (i.e., the end-of-life inner yogas).
Four levels of training, each offered in sequential modules, are designed to engage students in a process of exploration and discovery that both enhances their end-of-life care-giving skills and prepares them for their own end of life. The awareness and understanding gained from the teachings allow students to become increasingly capable of providing high-quality and careful energetic spiritual support to others, as well as overcoming their innate fear of death in order to live more fully and to prepare for their own “grand transition”.