Instructions for the Transitional State, A Guide to Assist Vajrayana Buddhists
Instructions for assisting others and preparing for your own death, presented in a concise manner so not to overwhelm Buddhist practitioners or their non-Buddhist families and friends. According to our spiritual tradition, the information covers the approach of death, preparing the body, engaging in practice, and observing appropriate behavior that will benefit the deceased. The manual is formatted so that it can be stored in a file with legal documents and kept on-hand. Within it you will find teachings by Buddhist masters concerning the time of death, an example will, a complete check list to help tie up loose ends in the world, suggestions for resource contacts and materials, and a glossary clarifying terms for the non-Buddhist reader.Written with the guidance of Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche and advice of Lama Yeshe Nyima. In the Forward, Gyatrul Rinpoche has also kindly offered additional advice for students of Vajrayana Buddhism. The manual was written by Julie Rogers.