- He received his B.A. in Comparative Religion and Sociology at the University of Lancaster
- He received his masters in social work from the university of Kentucky and is a licensed clinical social worker focusing on addictions, relationship, and issues around dying and death
- Has studied Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi and Rex Lassalle at the Kushi Institute and completed Shiatsu training with Rex Lassalle
- Robert studied Hatha Yoga under the guidance of Jonathan O’Dell and Johanna Auld and became certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor with the All India Board and Inner London Education Authority in 1978.
- He also been trained as a Mental Health Counselor with the Richmond Fellowship.
- Robert was instrumental in starting the Community Health Foundation’s "Growing Family Center." in london
- Has a massage license from Central Ohio School of Massage
Books Authored By ROBERT SACHS:
- Tibetan Ayurveda: Health Secrets from The Roof of The World
- Nine Star Ki: Your Astrological Companion to Feng Shui
- Tibetan Ayurveda: Health Secrets From The Roof of The World
- Rebirth Into Pure Land
- Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Dying and Death
- The Passionate Buddha: Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love
- The Buddha at War: Peaceful Heart, Courageous Action in Troubled Times
- And the much anticipated new book, Wisdom of The Buddhist Masters: Common and Uncommon Sense
- And his much anticipated new book, the ecology of oneness: Awakening in a free world
Now that you know me, I want to get to the core of what I have to say. It is the death of my daughter and her story that I want to share with you. To show you that there is something amazing that happens upon our deaths and that in death there is absolutely nothing to be scared of.
I’M SURE YOU HAVE MANY QUESTIONS, AND
I’M HERE TO ANSWER THEM ALL.
As a hospice worker, I have provided support for the dying in different situations. And for me, it is very sad to see that with all the advances made in western medicine, we still have not addressed the issue of dying. In allopathic medicine, doctors treat death like something to be fought against. Death is the enemy.
FRIEND OR FOE?
Considering that each one of us dies, for the most part our cultures, don’t handle dying or death very well. It is almost as if we are afraid that if we talk about it, we are calling it to us. We try to hide it from our children, and our youth learn about it from the streets or Hollywood movies rather than just having a serious and honest discussion at home. We do this even though all of us know in some place in our minds that as we get older, death is a truth that we cannot escape.
The practice of Phowa, the transference of consciousness at the moment of death, in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is an important part of one’s life. It not only creates a pathway towards becoming more open, dynamic and creative, but also makes us more compassionate to others. Through the act of dying, you’re creating life. Phowa allows one to see with a clear mind, unsullied by emotions and expectations. When practiced regularly, Phowa gives us the power to start living a fulfilled and happy life. And at the time of death, it sows the seeds for a more positive rebirth by helping us to die more consciously.
Before I go on, I would like to add that this exercise is for anyone and everyone no matter what your beliefs. It does NOT have to be restricted to or reserved for those who believe in the Amitabha Buddha or Dewachen. In fact The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, teaches us that one can use the yoga of Phowa to focus on your relationship with God, Jesus or any of the heavenly realms that you have been taught in your tradition.
ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD
When I first shared Shamara’s story with the world fifteen years ago, I was amazed at the response it received. Thousands of people wrote back to me with their love and support. I have always been very skeptical when people tell me, “This thing will change your life.” But after watching, listening to and receiving letters from countless people from all over the world, I can honestly say that,YES, hearing Shamara’s story will change your life. It will change how you see life and, more than likely, how you live your life.
Stemming from research I dove into after the devastating loss of Shamara, this program is about survival and promise. It’s the story of faith lost and regained, of miracles and the healing power of an ancient and life affirming philosophy. And it will encourage you to cherish every fleeting moment and to have no regrets at the time of you death.
In fact, this program is the perfect way for me to guide you into this experience. It will not only help you through the difficult task of coming to terms with death, but will also propel you towards helping other overcome the devastation of losing a loved one. And In the end, you will see that death will come eventually, but life is happening right now.
With the insight of my Buddhist teachers my hope is that the answers you receive will rid you of any fear and anxiety that you may have. In the end, through certain actions and practice I will show you that our last minutes are really our finest. It is when you finally let go of all expectations, negativity and reservations and deeply revel in who you are. It goes beyond the superficial, cutting right through the layers of pretense to bring into the open your true self, and shows you that miracles are still possible… even in soul-destroying situations.
“…This is a book of options, an honoring of the continuum that few have believed possible. It is a rare tale about the death of a child and the rebirth of the spirit in the hearts of all who were near – and the skillful passing into what is available to us all – our original nature.”
The “One Year to Live” Program is what inspired me to delve deeper into death, Phowa and the final moments that we shall all face someday. Initially my interest was piqued because a close friend of mine chose to follow the exercise. Periodically she would update me on what she was going through as a result. I was curious about the process, but wondered how she expected to end the year. I bluntly asked her, “What is your drop dead date?” She honestly had no idea what to say! As far as she knew, people just sort of finished the process and gradually returned to their everyday lives, albeit changed in a very uplifting way. I wasn’t satisfied with this and in some ways her comments lead me to believe that neither was she.
So, I constructed a “dying day” scenario for her, based on the Five Elements and the process of Phowa. And it is this research that I now present to you, so you can make up your own minds. What happens when we die? To our sense of self, to the identity that is I, to our consciousness? Science tells us what happens to our bodies. But it is the Eastern practices that tell us what happens to our minds and our consciousness. Where they go. And how they make this journey.
THE LAST AND FINAL JOURNEY
Think of death as a journey we must all make. A journey that will cleanse all our negativity and anger without any distraction and move us to becoming useful to those who need us – the living. In Tibetan Buddhism this journey would take you to Pure Land, Dewachen, the Land of Bliss, in the realm of the Amitabha Buddha. This is the final awakening for your consciousness. It is here that you will become spiritually complete without any hindrance and distraction getting in your way.
Before I go though, I leave you with one last piece of advice. It’s something that has helped many of my friends and I hope it will help you as well.
"Death might seem permanent, but as long as we carry the memories of our loved ones within us, they will never die."
The Greatest Tragedy of Life
- The passing of people in our lives has an impact on us all, one-way or the other, sometimes small, other times profound.
- Of all of life’s events, death is the most humbling and seems to be one of our best teachers on how to live and love more fully.
Part 1: The First Sign of Death is Birth
- Hate Story
- “Falling with Style”
- The Yoga of Phowa
- Pure Land/ Dewachen
- Our daughter, Shamara Phillipa
The Story of Shamara Phillipa
- The Birth
- Forty-Eight Days
- Ole Comes to Visit
- Unusual Circumstances
- The Miracle
- Fifteen Years Later
Part 2: Knowledge Is Power
- 5 stages of Dealing with Death
- The Dying Process
- Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual
- Earth, Air, Water, Ether and Fire
- Not the End
- Waiting Three Days
- Breaking Down, Changing, Dissolving
Making the Last Journey - Exercise
- Five Phases of Dying
- Three Doshas or Nyepas
- Breaking Down Doshas
- Feeling, Perception, Conception, Consciousness, Form
- Preparing to Die
- Power of Phowa
Part 3: Coping with Pain
- “Who Am I?”
- More than just our bodies
- The Ultimate Test
- Accepting Grief
- Being Present, Being Useful, Standing Witness
- The Blessing of Hospice
- Holding on and Letting Go
- The End of Days
“Through his attention to detail and a wide inclusion of birth and in circumstances at the time of death of several of his dear ones, Robert Sachs catches and describes the often illogical but deeply human events at the time of dying. Being compassionate, practical, and non-judgmental, and supported by an unusual memory of detail, the moving sequences he depicts are definitely a help in dissolving many taboos about the recycling of our bodies.”
Lama Ole Nydahl
“Here is a memorable story of how spiritual practice transforms our understanding of a traumatic event and, as a result, our reaction to it.”
Ram Dass, author of GRIST FOR THE MILL
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“Bob Sachs is himself a passionate Buddha, as well as a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a husband and father, healer and teacher. I have enjoyed his previous books, and find a lot here in this new book that helps us to further sacred relationships by learning to open the spiritual heart, deal with anger and inner conflict, love and accept ourselves and others, and live a more enlightened life…”
Lama Surya Das
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It will give you the inner and outer healing that you have been searching for. It will tell you how to also heal others and help your loved ones. It will help you help you tackle life’s trials and hardships with grace and beauty, and turn you into a beacon of light and healing for the world.
POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE
It will tell you the how to transform the three greates spiritual poisons that is the root of all inner and outer sicknesses, bringing a positive change across all areas of your life – physically, mentally and spiritually. If after trying the Embracing Death you decide that it doesn’t meet these promises or is just not what you were looking for, then simply email us within 60 days for a full, no questions asked refund.
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An Exceptional Experience
What makes this experience exceptional is Robert’s vast experience of over 40 years of working with people and helping them solve their life issues with many varied approaches. Not only does he have a deep, authoritative knowledge on Eastern systems like Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, Buddhism, he is also well-versed with the Western approach to mental and physical health care. His open and secular approach to Buddhism will help you step on this life path with a lot of ease and comfort.
The transformation this course will bring to your life will not only show in your calm and pleasant personality, radiating with positivity, but will also reflect strongly through more organized life events for the rest of your life. Not only that, once you begin following the 3-Part path, you will feel the difference in others around you too- as a result of interacting with you, you will unconsciously be building a more positive, conscious and caring community.
Who is listening to you?
If you do not care for yourself, who will? Everyone is troubled by their own problems in life and often you too get absorbed in solving theirs - but who is really solving yours? What about the problems that affect you much more deeply and might even be causing more trouble? Are you looking deep enough into yourself to experience the joy you deserve?
This course will give you the added support you need to get your life under control and help you lead a life settled in a blissful state of mind.
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You choose the time and place of your learning- watch the program when you want, wherever you want and that too for a lifetime! Come back to it when you need to pacify yourself, meditate everyday in the morning or at night- completely at your own convenience! Now you don’t have to take the trouble to travel all the way to attend any classes or to learn at the pace of others