We are a group of volunteers connected to Kagyu Samye Dzong London who work under the guidance of Lama Zangmo. We provide practical help and assistance to those who may be in need during critical illness or during the often difficult period leading up to their eventual passing from this life. We are also able to be present during funeral services to say prayers for the recently deceased.
The help offered by us may be as little as taking the person out to the park for a couple of hours, doing some shopping for them or simply sitting with them for a while to provide company during a stay in hospital or a hospice.
The Bardo Group also provides information to Buddhists, families, carers, medical practitioners and undertakers about how to ensure correct and compassionate treatment of a deceased person's body.
We are also capable of organising and presiding over Buddhist funerals as well as memorial services.
At a spiritual level we can help by performing 'Medicine Buddha' pujas and other prayers which we consider of great benefit. We practice Medicine Buddha at our Spa Road centre on the second Sunday of each month at 7pm. All are welcome.
If you would like help from the Bardo Group please fill in the from below or call us on 02033271650.
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in becoming involved with the group you should contact the centre by filling in the form below and you will be put in touch with one of the group co-ordinators. You will be asked to fill out a simple questionnaire giving your contact details and letting us know how you wish to participate and the geographical areas in which you can help. If you have any appropriate specialist skills, let us know. You will also be asked if you are willing to participate in an 'emergency telephone tree' which will allow many people to be contacted quickly when a situation arises where help is needed.