Dharma Talk
Monday 26th January 2015

“The Tibetan teachings on stages of dying and rebirth”
based on the famous ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’
live with Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi
(Director of National Museum of Bhutan)


Meet in the little Bangkok Meditation Center for a talk with our visiting Tibetan scholar and meditation teacher Ven. Khenpo.

We asked him to share with us in brief the ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings from the ‘book of the dead’.

  • Meet at 6:45 in the new center, Monday 26th January
  • 7:00-8:30 Dharma talk and Questions
  • There is no charge for this event. Donations to the teacher’s travelling expenses are appreciated.


   The Topic

The ‘Book of the Dead’ is a famous Tibetan text – but as you can imagine, much of what people say and think about has been mythologised. New Age groups have latched onto some vague concepts from it. And the concepts it encompasses are not nearly as famous as the title of the book!

We will look at how the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition thinks about the dying process from the scholarly point of view.

Whether you believe in rebirth or not isn’t really relevant here – we aim to take an interest in what these teachings say. This topic is sure to challenge, and to interest!


   Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi 

Venerable is a well respected scholar, historian and meditation teacher. He is here in Thailand leading the second part of a retreat he began last year.

You can see a Youtube clip of him here.

He says of himself:

There is no need to say much about my life. In brief, I was born in Bhutan, and as a young man became a monk. I then had the great good fortune to travel to India and train under many of the greatest living Buddhist masters. Eventually I received the khenpo degree and I follow Rimey tradition, because I studied with masters of all Tibetan Buddhist Schools. Now I live in Bhutan, where I do what I can to preserve and continue our ancient Buddhist culture.”



 ‘APARTMENTS’ Meditation Studio

We are easy to find on Thana Arcade (second soi on the left down Ekkamai). Go up to the top floor.

It is a four minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station:



2 replies on “Dharma Talk – the Tibetan Book of the Dead”

  1. I saw the training program during 21-25 January 2015,

    in Pantip, posted by Khun Payak-noi (คุณพยัคฆ์น้อย).

    Please advise, how could I participate such program.

    Thank you.

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