Embracing Death in the Inner Refuge: May – June 2020

Waking up to the truth of impermanence and death has been core to practitioners of wisdom traditions for centuries. In this course we will explore the power of this recognition to support a vivid relationship to the inner refuge and to awaken the motivation to fully share our gifts in this life. Making an open and loving relationship with one’s death is a true support for those who seek to live a fully expressed life, to realize peace, and to benefit oneself, family and loved ones, and others in living and in dying.

Course Details:

May 8 – June 19, 2020 – For six Fridays beginning May 8th, new teaching and guided practice modules will become available to course participants.  In addition, three live practice sessions that give an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences will be held on the dates listed below.  These live sessions will be recorded made and available for course members.

TEACHER:   Marcy Vaughn

COST:  $249

LIVE ZOOM SESSION DATES:  10 – 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles time, 1 – 2:30 p.m. New York time, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Central European time
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 31
Sunday, June 14

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Prior to the program’s beginning, refunds for cancellation will be made in full (minus a $25 processing fee).  After the official start of the program, no refunds will be given.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: This program contains 9 hours of prerecorded teachings and guided practices, as well as 4.5 hours of live video practice and discussion. The practice portion of the live video sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants. All materials, except the group discussions are available to access anytime and may be streamed or downloaded.

PREREQUISITES: Some familiarity with the Five Warrior Syllable practice is helpful.

CONTACT:  Please contact if you have any questions.


Teacher Bio

Marcy Vaughn
Marcy VaughnSenior Teacher
Marcy Vaughn has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for more than forty years and is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Marcy earned her master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, where she also taught and performed in a dance ensemble. She has a private therapy practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and is co-founder of Contemplative Arts Studio; her husband Gabriel Rocco is the other co-founder. Marcy works in close collaboration with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has edited his books Tibetan Sound Healing; Awakening the Sacred Body; Awakening the Luminous Mind; and Spontaneous Creativity: Meditations for Manifesting Your Positive Qualities. She is a Senior Teacher in The 3 Doors Academy and teaches throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe for Ligmincha International.