By Laura Hambleton, The Washington Post, December 1, 2014
We tend to struggle with how to think about dying: What really happens? How will it feel? Is there something beyond?
Natural Bridge, Virginia, USA -- Shamar Rinpoche was officially the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama, of Tibet, on a par with the Dalai Lama. The Red Hat school of Buddhism is one of the oldest, dating from the 13th century. Rinpoche believed the Buddhist teaching that the good deeds he performed in life would carry him well into his next, reincarnated life.