TLC Transitional Life Care Program 
A non-profit, volunteer based group from the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition  offering training and support for the end of life transition.

Sa Tsa Creation & Consecration

with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
Translation by Christina Monson

Sunday, December 16, 2018
10am-12pm and 2:30-5:00pm

  • Registration at the door begins at 9:15. 
  • Requested sliding scale donation: $50-75
  • All donations tax-deductible, and 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. 10 to receive a link for a 40% discount on the digital text, available from Dhrama Treasures.  The text is " Vajrasattva Meditation Ritual, Ritual to Guide the Dead and Additional Prayers" by HH Dudjom Rinpoche
TLC's end of life manual 'Instructions for the Transitional State' may be purchased onsite ($12)  or from 

To support TLC in providing annual Sa-tsa workshops, Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche of Vajrayana Foundation will teach a concise ritual to consecrate sa-tsas, offer a reading transmission   (lung:Tib.), and advice about transitional state rituals in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

An aspect of Buddhist art utilized during the final practices carried out after death, 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.
Lama Sonam Rinpoche is a Nyingmapa master of Tibetan Buddhism and is trained in the Dudjom Tersar lineage. He served as a Ritual Master for many years under the guidance of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Chagdud Rinpoche, HH Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche. He now oversees and is resident lama at Pema Osel Ling in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  

Translator Christina Monson is esteemed for her skills and knowledge as a Tibetan/English translator and interpreter. She is now associated with Light of Berotsana Translation Group.

Where:  Orgyen Dorje Den                  
               2244 Santa Clara Ave.
               Alameda, CA 94501

Dec. 16, 2018, 10am-Noon and 2:30-5:00pm                  

Registration at the door. 
Cash or check only

Requested Sliding Scale Donation:   $50-75 sliding scale 

All donations are tax deductible.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.   
This program is authorized and supported by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro. TLC's founder and Director, Julie Rogers, has been a student of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche for over thirty years. She received hospice and bereavement training and worked as a volunteer at Ashland Community Hospital Hospice in Ashland, OR.      

Please do not park in the ODD parking lot!  Parking at ODD is reserved for the lamas, tenants, essential staff only.

Parking is available one block away from ODD, at the Civic Center Parking Lot.  It's located at 1416 Oak St., between Central and Santa Clara Aves.  Cost is only .75/hour, and is free after 5 pm.

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Orgyen Dorje Den is a 501c3 non-profit organization.