Awakening in Life and Death
With Loch Kelly & Michael Katz
Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 10 am-5 pm
Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011
General $120 / Members $108REGISTER HERE
“Personally, I’m thankful to Loch for offering this gift to humanity at this crucial time when so many people are looking for living spirituality free from outdated paradigms.” ―Anam Thubten, Author of No Self, No Problem
We will explore how to recognize our awakened nature which is always here within each of us and can be best recognized in the space in-between.
The Bardo—or the “in-between”—has come to describe the transitional state between death and rebirth, but its qualities also characterize the gap arising between any two states.
Loch will present ways of directly glimpsing our already awake loving nature in the Bardos of Waking Life (Kyenay Bardo )and the Bardo of Meditation (Samten Bardo) .
Michael will present detailed information on the three Bardos of dying including a Power Point presentation and discussion of ways to die well. These Include the outer and inner signs that presage that the onset of death is near (Chikhai Bardo), As well as the special moments when the luminosity of the true nature dawns for practitioners. (Chonyi Bardo) which commences after the final ‘inner breath. The presentation will also focus on the possible realms of rebirth (Sidpai Bardo) which endures until the inner-breath commences in the new transmigrating birth form.
Understanding these teachings at the deepest level brings a radical openness and connectedness that leaves us at peace with whatever happens. Introducing these Bardos of liberation can support recognizing the real nature of the mind in the midst of all that changes.
ABOUT THE CO-TEACHERS
Michael Katz Psychologist, artist, and author has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.
He is the co-author and editor of the book “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light” with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He is also the author of the book “Tibetan Dream Yoga the Royal Road to Enlightenment" as well as the fictional novel "The White Dolphin".
Michael is a Santi Maha Sangha teacher in the Dzogchen Community was authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. He has subsequently taught dream yoga for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House, and other institutions and organizations.
He was featured in the discovery channel’s program “The Power of Dreams” and was a featured speaker at the first Gateways of the Mind conference in London. He was also featured in a documentary movie called “Tamara’s Sacred Journey” after leading a group to sacred caves in Tibet in 2010. His paintings were the subject of a one-person show at Tibet house called "Form Is Emptiness" in 2013.
Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is the author of a new book The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life. Loch is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He is a recognized leader in the field of meditation and psychotherapy who studied with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche and is affiliated with Adyashanti. Loch is a teacher known for his ability to make nonduality practical, humorous, experiential, and contemporary. He studied at Columbia University and Union Theological and has worked in community mental health for over 30 years. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.REGISTER HERE
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