Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Dying with Confidence - Table of Contents

A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death

Contents

Dedication

Editor's Preface

  1. Introduction

Part One: Spiritual Preparations for the Time of Death:An Evolving Meditation on Life and Death

  1. On Death and Mindfulness

  2. Creating a Dharma Vision

  3. The Dharma Will and Planning for Death

  4. The Dharma Box

Part Two: Spiritual Practices as the Time of Death Nears

  1. The Bardos of Living and Dying

  2. The Signs of Death

  3. Liberation in the Bardos after Death

  4. The Practice of Phowa

  5. Instructions for the Practice of Phowa

  6. When Death Is Near

  7. How to Help Someone through the Dying Process

  8. Liberation by Wearing

Part Three: Medical Considerations for the Buddhist Practitioner

  1. Buddhism and Western Science

Part Four: Buddhist Practitioners as Caregivers

  1. The Entrusted Dharma Friend

Conclusion

Afterword by Tulku Thondup

Appendix I: Buddhist Prayers for the Time of Death

Appendix II: Documents to Prepare for Your Death

Appendix III: Sample End-of-Life Medical Instructions and Dharma Will

Appendix IV: Resources for Legal Wills, Healthcare Directives, and After-Death Care

Appendix V: Anyen Rinpoche's Longchen Nyingthig Lineage

Appendix VI: The Meaning of Samaya

Index

About the Phowa Foundation

About the Author

Dedication to Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche