Offsite Programs

Sa Tsa Creation & Consecration, a rare opportunity to prepare for the end of life
Teaching by Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche
Translated by Christina Munson
Sponsored by Transitional Life Care
To support TLC in providing annual Sa Tsa workshops, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche of the Vajrayana Foundation will join us to teach a concise ritual to consecrate Sa Tsas, offer a reading transmission (lung: Tib.), and advice about transitional state rituals in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. An aspect of Buddhist art utilized during the final practices carried out after someone has died; these clay forms are often made in the iconographic forms of small stupas. Traditionally, the cremation ashes of the deceased are inserted, accompanied by ritual and prayer. After being dried, they are then deposited into bodies of water to dissolve with the elements. There will be time for questions & answers.
Sun. Dec. 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Orgyen Dorje Den 
Requested sliding scale donation $50 - $75
Registration at the door begins at 9:15 a.m. All donations are tax-deductible. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All participants will need to provide their own texts – see below.
PRE-REGISTER at BY DEC. 10TH TO RECEIVE A LINK FOR A 40% DISCOUNT ON THE DIGITAL TEXT AVAILABLE FROM BERO JEYDREN PUBLICATIONS: Vajrasattva Meditation Ritual: Ritual to Guide the Dead, and Additional Prayers by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche.
TLC’s end of life manual "Instructions for the Transitional State" can be purchased onsite ($12) or from
Please do not park in Orgyen Dorje Den’s parking lot - it's reserved for tenants. Parking is available on Oak St. in the Civic Center Parking Lot, located between Central and Santa Clara Avenues, only .75 per hour and free after 5 p.m. There are many restaurants on Park St. near ODD, or you can bring a bag lunch.