CANCELLED: A Guided Tour of Hell: Talk and book signing by Sam Bercholz

 CANCELLED: A Guided Tour of Hell: Talk and book signing by Sam Bercholz

CANCELLED: A Guided Tour of Hell: Talk and book signing by Sam Bercholz

Jun 20, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is now cancelled – we will refund you by 6/18 if you bought tickets.

Thank you! We remain hopeful on rescheduling.


In this talk and slide show, Acharya Sam Bercholz, a senior teacher in the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, will share the personal story that led to his first-hand experience of the hell realm. The evening presents a rare and precious opportunity to hear a close disciple of the two great vajra masters, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, tell of his “delog” journey beyond  death, and to ask questions about his discoveries there.

“A Guided Tour of Hell” will be available in NalandaStore online and onsite.

About the book:

An utterly original and fantastically visual tale of one man’s descent into the underworld—and back.

We’ve all heard the stories of someone who has had a near-death experience. They’ve gone toward that white light, seen a vision of heaven, and have lived to tell the tale. But what about someone who took a journey in the opposite direction, not to the heavenly realms, but to the terrifying depths of hell?

Here, Sam Bercholz, the visionary founder of Shambhala Publications and influential figure in disseminating Buddhist teachings and Eastern wisdom in the West, tells his story. After a sextuple coronary bypass surgery, Bercholz experienced a vision of the underworld, a place of unending suffering where human souls go to meet their karmic retribution. We see tyrants and mass-murderers, the selfish and careless, the abusive and power-hungryall who once thought they were getting ahead on earth now faced with the hard truths of the consequences of their actions in this fiery realm.

Bercholz relayed his story to the renowned Tibetan artist Pema Namdol Thaye, and the resultas you’ll see in the pages hereis truly astounding. Part Dante’s Inferno, part Tibetan Book of the Dead, part Hellboy, the images graphically transport the reader and viewer into the horrifying world Bercholz describes. These paintings are complex, unforgettable, and truly unique, and several prestigious art institutions have already signed for special exhibitions of this work.


Bookings are closed for this event.