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Death and Dying

September 16 2023

Saturday, Sep 16, 2023


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12:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT

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Live Venue

Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


Live Streams

with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Sept 16 & 17

Learn about the death process and what happens after death. Develop a practical relationship to death and dying for the benefit of yourself and others.

About the Death and Dying Wisdom Teaching

The Death and Dying Wisdom Teaching is an in-depth exploration of the dying process, how to relate to your own death, and how to accompany dying people. This teaching is for anyone interested in engaging more skillfully with dying, including spiritual practitioners; students and practitioners of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and other traditional healthcare systems; and counselors and advisors.

What you will learn

  • What is death?
  • Death and the Five Elements
  • What does it mean to die well?
  • How can you prepare to die well?
  • What is the dying process from the perspectives of Ayurveda and Indian and Tibetan Tantra?
  • What happens in the bardos of death and what can you do about it?
  • What is reincarnation?
  • How can you be of assistance to others who are experiencing death?


None. All are welcome.


September 16 & 17, 9am-5pm Pacific each day.

HOW TO ATTEND the Death and Dying Teaching

You can join this teaching via two-way Zoom livestream or in person in Portland, Oregon. For livestream attendance, you’ll receive the zoom link via email after you complete your registration.

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About the teacher

Shambhavi Sarasvati

Shambhavi emphasizes the more explicitly devotional teachings and practices of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen and direct knowing through encounters with the wisdom of the heart. She is also known for making complex teachings about the nature of the self and reality understandable, practical, and always relatable to everyday experience. Her teachings are grounded in her more than thirty-five years of daily personal practice and personal retreats.

Generosity is a fountain of living light at the heart of creation. Having opened your heart and recognized its identity with the heart of the divine, you want to be here giving and giving throughout your natural lifetime. This is the essence of realization.” ~Shambhavi

You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and publications here.


Please note: Online registration for this teaching and will close at 8:30am Pacific on September 16. 

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Sep 16, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150.00 – $300.00
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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