This is a lecture recorded in Seattle, Washington. This Tibetan Buddhist seer with a sense of humor explores death not as an enemy but as a great teacher. Rinpoche recommends a daily life review and a squaring off against small deaths as a wise spiritual practice. Bringing the mind home, releasing the graspings, and relaxing into your nature also can help one die in a peaceful state. Rinpoche talks about working in a hospice and how it has enriched his understanding of compassion as an essential gift of life. He is the author of the bestseller The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.