Phowa and Amitabha Practices

The Vajrayana tradition is unique in offering practices to help us navigate the bardos after our deaths. These methods can help us to attain a favorable rebirth to continue our practice in subsequent lifetimes, aid us to take rebirth in a pure realm, and ultimately to attain complete and total enlightenment.

Video Teachings

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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 14: Student Questions on the Bardo

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche responds to questions about how to purify the four obscurations with Vajrayana practice....
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21 minutes
Liberation Upon Hearing
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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 13: Dedicating Merit for Others

Phakchok Rinpoche
Liberation upon hearing is a powerful method for offering merit to the deceased. Phakchok Rinpoche talks about how to develop certainty in the benefit our...
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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 12: The Transmission

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche confers the reading transmission for A Liberation Upon Hearing....
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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 11: The Bardo of Becoming

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the Bardo of Becoming, the final bardo state. Recognition in this state results in being able to choose the site of...
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7 minutes
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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 10: Student Questions on the Bardo

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche answers student questions on the no-self doctrines and the bardo, Amitabha's pure land, and practicing phowa in a coma....
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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 9: Benefiting Beings in the Bardo

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the bardo of becoming, and how we can aid beings passing through this state....
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22 minutes

Practice Companions

Phowa and Amitabha Practices · Vajrayana
Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings on the Liberation Upon Hearing, a text used to guide the deceased through the bardo-states before their subsequent rebirth, or ultimate liberation.