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Groundless Courage: Teaching on Death, Dying and the Bardo

Explore this recorded Shambhala Online course at your own pace.

About the Course

Impermanence and change in general, and the idea of death in particular, are moments fraught with difficulty but also filled with deep potential. Buddhist teachings say that times of transition – intermediary times known as “bardo” – are moments when we can experience enormous freedom and possibility, but what we usually do is freeze and resist.

This recorded course provides instructions and practices to work with death and dying as they manifest throughout our lives. The talks and other course content will be available immediately after enrollment.

Course Topics

Talk 1: The All-Pervasive Groundlessness of Existence

Talk 2: Hold Your Seat

Talk 3: The Bardos

Talk 4: What Happens After We Die

Talk 5: Preparing for the Bardos

About the Teacher


Eric Spiegel has been teaching the Shambhala Dharma since the mid 1970s.  During the AIDS epidemic, Eric Spiegel became a spiritual guide to many friends and students who were dying, working with people through the unknown months or years of gradual dissolution of their life, and the transition through death. 

Through this process–the contemplation of his own impermanence and the work with others as they went through the unpredictable dying process–his connection to these teachings has been intimate. 

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