Our Vision: One person in every family trained in the Clear Light Practices for the
If just one member knows what to do, the whole family can be helped.
When someone you love is dying there is something you can do to help.
The moment of death is the supreme spiritual opportunity.
It is the dawning in the mind of the Clear Light, if only for a snap-of-the-fingers
duration. There are very few, however, who know how to meet this opportunity.
Even longtime meditators seem agreed that the best assistance they can
provide is to meditate silently in the presence of the dying person,
not knowing that there is a dynamic process offering profound assistance
to the consciousness of the dying person.
The Clear Light Meditation for the Dying is that process. A
practice, it prepares the mind of a dying person
for moving into an open dimension of radiant clarity. This enormously
multiplies the possibility of not only becoming one with the light, but
resting there for a longer duration, with inconceivable spiritual implications.
The Tibetan Buddhist meditation master
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
declared this teaching a Mind Treasure suitable for this time and for
people of all (or no) belief systems.
Care and comfort of the dying, palliative care, and end-of-life care are critical issues in our society.
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We warmly urge meditators and non-meditators alike to receive transmission
of this practice in order to help their own families. Doctors, nurses,
clergy, hospice volunteers, psychologists, social workers, EMT workers,
policemen, firemen, military personnel, or anyone who could find themself in
a situation with a dying person, can learn to offer nonsectarian assistance
on an exquisitely high level.
"I wish to
express the gratitude of the entire McCormack family for your assistance at the death
of my beloved sister Julie. We were by her side, watching her struggle, not knowing
how to be with her and longing for direction and some sense of peace. [The Clear Light
Practitioner] generously came to the hospital and led our family through what proved
to be one of the most powerful, uplifting and peaceful experiences any of us may ever
know. In my estimation the family's strength through subsequent days has been a direct
result of that experience. I'm sure you understand how inadequate the words thank
you seem under the circumstances."
- B.J. McCormack, M.D.