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Awakening in Life and Death – Loch Kelly and Michael Katz | 10AM-5PM


10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“In the space between two thoughts, there is an easy opportunity for identifying this moment of innermost awareness.”  ~ The Dalai Lama

We will explore how to recognize our awakened nature which is always here within each of us and can be best recognized in the space in-between.

The Bardo—or the “in-between”—has come to describe the transitional state between death and rebirth, but its qualities also characterize the gap arising between any two states.

Loch will present ways of directly glimpsing our already awake loving nature in the Bardos of Waking Life (Kyenay Bardo )and the Bardo of Meditation (Samten Bardo) .

Michael will present detailed information on the three Bardos of dying including a Power Point presentation and discussion of ways to die well. These Include the outer and inner signs that presage that the onset of death is near (Chikhai Bardo), As well as the special moments when the luminosity of the true nature dawns for practitioners. (Chonyi Bardo) which commences after the final ‘inner breath. The presentation will also focus on the possible realms of rebirth (Sidpai Bardo) which endures until the inner-breath commences in the new transmigrating birth form.

Understanding these teachings at the deepest level brings a radical openness and connectedness that leaves us at peace with whatever happens. Introducing these Bardos of liberation can support recognizing the real nature of the mind in the midst of all that changes.

Saturday, February 8; 10AM-5PM  |   General$120/Members:$108     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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About the Presenters

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Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is the author of Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, which was named “Top 10 Best Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Health Magazine. He is an educator, psychotherapist and meditation teacher invited by both Mingyur Rinpoche and Adyashanti. Loch has worked in community mental health, addiction recovery and counseled family members of 9/11. He is the founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training enhances compassion and wellbeing. Loch Kelly's new book The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life can be found HERE. For more information, visit www.lochkelly.org.

Dr. Michael Katz

Michael Katz Psychologist, artist, and author has a doctoral degree in psychology from New York University. He is a long time student of Tibetan Buddhism and has studied with many of the great masters of this age.
He is the co-author and editor of the book “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light” with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu . He is also the author of the book “Tibetan Dream Yoga the Royal Road to Enlightenment “as well as the fictional novel “The White Dolphin.”
Michael a Santi Maha Sangha teacher in the Dzogchen Community was authorized to teach dream yoga and meditation by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu . He has subsequently taught dream yoga for two decades in more than 30 countries internationally as well as Harvard University, Amherst College, Tibet House and other institutions and organizations.
He was featured in the discovery channel’s program “The Power of Dreams ” and was a featured speaker at the first  ” Gateways of the Mind conference in London. He was also featured  in a documentary movie called “Tamara’s Sacred Journey ” after leading a group to sacred caves in Tibet in 2010.His paintings were the subject of a  one person show at Tibet /house  called ” Form Is Emptiness” in 2013.