Dying, Bardo and the after death
(2-month online course)
TME is delighted to announce a new online course titled Dying, Bardo and the after death.
Bardo means “intermediate state”. Generally speaking, this term refers to the intermediate state that takes place after death, between the past life and the next coming life, when the consciousness is separated from the previous body.
The mysterious world of Bardo is an important subject of study of the mind and mental phenomena in Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. The philosophy and ethics of Tibetan medicine are based on Buddhism and follow its concept of life and death. Bardo teachings are then also an integral part of Tibetan Medicine, Sowa Rigpa, related to birth, health, disease, death, and cause of death. Medicine, astrology and dharma teachings all put emphasis on the study and self-preparation for the dying steps that will come to everyone. In Tibetan society, people then put in practice Kusum lamkhyer (taking three kayas in paths as practice: body, mind, and speech) during their life and study the Tibetan Book of death to prepare for the next coming afterlife.
This course is structured in eight sections based on the stages of elements and consciousness dissolution, the stages of physical and mental changes during the dying process, and how the soul enters the world of Bardo. In four 3-hour online sessions, Dr Pasang Yonten Arya will give explanations, and teach how to meditate on these processes.
Course start: April 29, 2023
Registration is now open
more information below
Detailed program :
This course is open to all.
This online course is given by Dr. Pasang Yonten Arya, in four 3-hour live sessions on Zoom (Saturdays), starting on April 29, 2023.
Sessions take place from 3 pm to 6 pm (15:00 – 18:00)(Swiss time) (time converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html):
On April 29, 2023 / May 6 / May 27 / June 10
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions live, a link will be provided so that you can view the recording.
Examination and certification
There is no certification for this course.
Price CHF 240.- (Swiss francs)
Payment is made at the enrolment (credit card, Paypal account or bank transfer).
To register, please click on the registration button below and submit the registration form. You will then be redirected to the payment page.
A few days before the course starts, you will receive the login information to access the course class.
Terms and Conditions
Terms & conditions
Vajra body online course
By completing the application forms or an online transaction, you are confirming that you accept the following terms and conditions:
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All online courses require users to have an active email account for course communication purposes.
Users need to advise TME of any changes to their personal contact details whilst completing their course.
Students enrolled with TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center are issued with an internet log in and secure password in order to access the direct teaching session. Students must not disclose this password to any third party.
TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to modify the content of the website on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is current and as relevant as possible.
It is strongly recommended that students protect their own computer system with appropriate anti-virus software. TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center cannot be held responsible for any virus transferred via email or otherwise, hacking and other types of computer misuse.
Payment is made at the time of registration. The registration becomes valid upon receipt of the payment.
Ability to participate
Participants take part in TME activities fully responsible of their behavior and must notify TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center of any relevant physical and/or psychological impairments before the course. If necessary, participants must consult a physician or psychotherapist. TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to exclude participants who do not fulfill the physical and/or psychological requirements from participating in a course.
In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment, students having an inappropriate, disruptive, or offensive behavior may be excluded from courses or workshops. In case of exclusion, any additional costs will be borne by the participants and the amount already paid will not be refunded.
The content of the course is not a substitute for professional care or treatment. If students have or suspect that they have a physical, psychological or medical problem they should consult their appropriate healthcare professional without delay. They should never disregard or delay seeking professional advice, or discontinue treatment due to information provided during the course, online forum or TME website. The course teacher, mentor and producers assume no responsibility or liability for their actions. Also the practices taught during the course are restricted to the participants of the course as they required instructions to be practiced.
A course may be repeated a maximum of two times. In case of repetition, there is a 50% reduction in the course fee.
Minimum number of participants
In the case where the minimum number of 15 students required to start the Vajra Body course has not been reached, TME shall inform the enrollee/participant at least 1 week before the date of the course, and students may have to wait for next dates.
The enrollee/participant shall not be entitled to make any claims for having been inconvenienced or for any other damage.
Prior to the start of the course: withdrawals from the course are accepted until one week before the course’s start without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.-. Withdrawals must be communicated in writing. There will be no reimbursement for later cancellation.
In the unlikely event that TME has to cancel the course, the full pre-payment for the canceled parts of the course will be refunded. There will be no claim for other compensation.
There is no exam or certification for this course. However, for students of the Tsalung healing practice course wishing to get a Tsalung healing practice Teacher certification, this course is a requirement, and they will have an exam during the Tsalung certification workshop.
Applicable law, jurisdiction
Swiss law exclusively shall be applicable to the present contract. Neuchâtel, Switzerland is stipulated as the place of jurisdiction.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at TME@tibetanmedicine-edu.org