let’s talk about…… DEATH

We will look at the Ultimate Initiation – death.
In Western societies, we are often led to fear death because we lack the understanding of this important journey.

· Has the concept of Death and Dying become more real to you in recent times?
· Has the current situation suddenly outlined to you that there is a great deal of death phobia in your own or your family’s lives that needs some context?
· Are you fearful of death and confused about how to approach it?
· Are you wanting to be more equipped to deal with the death of your loved ones and to prepare for your own passing over?
· Have transitional phases always fascinated you?
· Do you feel there is something missing in the discussion of death when it is raised around you?
· Have you been looking for information about different cultures and their approaches to death?
· Are you interested in concepts around the ‘Soul’?
· Have you heard about reincarnation but would like to know more about some approaches?
· Are you interested in how the Ancient Mystery Schools looked at death and how it connects with star systems, astronomy and astrology?
· Would you like to meet a cohesive and committed group of practitioners who have been working with death and transitional phases for numerous decades and can provide further bespoke training and support regarding their specialist modalities?
· Do you have the feeling that in time you might become someone who works with Rites of Passage or being a Death Doula?

In this course, we will look at the Ultimate Initiation – death. In Western societies, we are often led to fear death because we lack the understanding of this important journey. Many are contracted and phobic about this transition – family circumstances can be awkward, the dying may be unprepared, and the Soul is often overlooked in modern settings as having any significance.

We bring teachings from numerous traditions together to enable you to get closer to an approach to death and dying that is a unique introduction to this important theme, and astounding when we see some of the similarities across the traditions.

Lineages we will be looking at

Tibetan Buddhism, Celtic Shamanism, Andean traditions, traditional shamanism and combined teachings from Ancient Mystery School traditions – we will also bring in references to Kemetic, Mayan, Original ‘Australian’, Native American and Vedic cosmologies woven together with poignant examples from our team’s own experiences in assisting people in transitional phases.

Structure of the course

This is a recorded course of 10 session around 90min long.

The Topics in summary:

 ● The Serpent codes – Ancient Mystery Schools, Yoga, Pranayama, and death
 ● Working with elderly families, Dharma and death phobia
 ● Dying Consciously – the practice and the concept
 ● Celtic Rites of Passage – The elements and the Last Ecstasy
 ● Tibetan Buddhist approaches to the 4 convictions of Renunciation, Re-incarnation, Death, and the Bardo
 ● Helping people ‘pass over’ and shamanic approaches to death – Gentle Death & Rebirth Guide 
 ● Celestial bodies and Ancient and Renewed spiritual midwifery portals
 ● Crossing loved ones over
 ● Space and Time dynamics and death codes.    Quantum Weaving,  the Dreamspell calendar and the dance with timelines for Shambhala Warriors

The sessions include teachings that have remained secret in many settings and over numerous centuries. We provide case studies, practical tools, ethical and practitioner information to enable you to feel more equipped to ‘land’ with the concept and psycho-spiritual aspects of Death

Course Content

1 – THE SERPENT CODES – Ancient Mystery Schools, Yoga, Pranayama and Death, with Victoria Padma Khandro 

2 – WORKING WITH DEATH PHOBIA, with Petrine McCrohan

3 – DYING CONSCIOUSLY, with Victoria Padma Khandro

4 – CELTIC RITES: From Form to Formless, The Elements in the Dying Process, with Tara Louise Firetree

5 – TIBETAN BUDDHISM APPROACHES to the 4 convictions of Renunciation, Re-incarnation, Death and the Bardo, with Victoria Padma Khandro

6 – GENTLE DEATH & REBIRTH GUIDE, with Sandra Nelson

7- CROSSING LOVED ONES OVER – Q&A, with Sandra Nelson and Victoria Padma Khandro

8- CELESTIAL BODIES and Ancient and Renewed spiritual midwifery portals, with Orla Magill

9- SPACE AND TIME DYNAMICS AND DEATH CODES.   Quantum Weaving, the Dreamspell calendar & the dance with timelines for Shambhala Warriors, with Victoria Padma Khandro


This section only applies to when attending the real-time course

Online sharing Forum:

You will be invited to share insights, experience and ask questions on our interactive Slack forum.  This also gives you free access to the Dharma Stars channel for one year and you’ll be kept informed there of our exciting projects, initiations, courses and retreats.

Listening Sessions

These listening sessions are created to give real-time space and opportunity for sharing life content related to the course. They are an extra component to the course material and will give course members opportunities to be in a held space to explore themes that may be coming up with them around the teachings.

These sessions are offered by Maaike, a Sekhem Master Teacher and qualified therapist with Sekhem specialism in Death, Dying and Transitions and practical components taught by Padma Khandro.



from our 2021 intake


Normal Rate: £180

The energy exchange is calculated upon an income between £15k and £23k a year.

We have two extra fees available, please contact us if you fall under the following categories

Reduced program fee: £166 for those with a lower income

Sustainer: £255 for those with higher income, please consider donating more to help support and make possible those in need to receive these teachings at a lower rate.

BURSARIES: We have 1 work bursary available for part work exchange in Dharma Stars activities

We are ok with payment plan. The normal rate for this is £195. If you need a payment plan, please contact us to set this up at

Course Co-ordinator

Victoria Sinclair Padma Khandro

Padma Khandro Victoria Sinclair is a Worldwide respected consciousness innovator having facilitated community trainings and events for over 20 years. She is a trauma specialist originally from Belfast, N.Ireland and works bridging realms and modalities in innovation and unique ways for each client or group’s needs.

Padma Khandro is well-known as a culture bridge-maker in her integral work with a broad range of recognised indigenous elders and teachers in S. America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Her training background includes; Transpersonal Psychology, Epigenetics, Trauma work, Pranayama, Kundalini Yoga, Plant medicines, De-colonisation and Quantum, sound and ancestral practices. She is also a plant communicator and trainer of Sekhem Healing, Serpent Codes, Quantum Consciousness, Fundamental Energetics and Altered States of Consciousness. Her fusion trauma informed approaches bridge shamanism, IFS, CRM, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Quantum Transfiguration and Ancestral work. She has been working as a practitioner in Energy Work and Mental Healthcare settings for 20 years. Over the last 4 years she has become a practitioner of Kalachakra Highest Yoga Tantra, studying with Rime, non-sectarian Master, Khentrul Rinpoche and the Dzokden organisation.

Victoria’s dedication to healing communities has initiated various ground-breaking programs including the Lotus Avatar Earthkeepers Program, Wounded Healer Holistic Series and the Lotus Consciousness Platform – a global hub for conscious education – as well facilitating ceremonial practice with plant teachers, tribal councils and communities and at many international event gatherings. She has also recently launched a new Mystery School – Dharma Sekhem Temple Arts Rejuvenation School.

Sandra Nelson

Sandra Nelson is a Life Coach with Neuroscience, Usui Reiki Master and Spiritual Intuitive Reader. A Priestess of Manannan Mac Lir Irish Sea God, she is actively a peace creator and keeper, based permanently in Ireland. Sandra facilitates multidimensional spiritual healing through a combination of spiritual map reading,  by thorough investigation and unweaving of deconstruction of thinking before weaving through the Creation of Unique and specific prayer rituals, space holding and prophesy art, storytelling and poetry. Moving naturally as an interpreter between worlds.  Additionally Sandra has completed angelic healing training, basic homeopathic home prescriber course and she has worked effectively with herbs.

Her training background includes multiple healing and peacekeeping projects that involve being of service to work with mother earth land healing (trauma legacy energy janitor), Pilgrim of Goddess Brigid’s Way, Ulster Province Water Bearer at Uisneach Fire Ceremony.  Additionally Sandra performs Sacred Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies, Birth Naming Ceremonies and Death End of Life Celebration Ceremonies.

Sandra’s dedication to peace keeping work and being of service to mother earth means that she has performed sacred rituals and prayers with organic ‘pop up’ groups of similar minded individuals. Additionally Sandra has worked  with sacred sites, water spirit, plant spirit, herbs (homeopathically and organically) and Fire Ceremonies, as well as having facilitated mindfulness and meditation.

Sandra’s spiritual healing practice is evolving to be permanently based within rural Ireland as a Grandmother Peace Keeper.  Location currently undisclosed.

While much of her work is not public and has remained private, Sandra Nelsons can be contacted via

Petrine McCrohan

Petrine grew up in Melbourne and in the high country of Victoria. By the time she was 30, she experienced a breakdown, a psychological collapse, which in her words was a breakthrough, but at the time it certainly didn’t feel like that!  She went on to recover in 10 years of psychodynamic psychotherapy, both group and individual work, and has been dedicated to understanding human psychology for the past 3 decades.

Her fascination drew her toward studying a Masters in Psychoanalysis, and a Diploma in Psychological Astrology. She has trained in Couples Therapy and participated in a yoga practice and other somatic practices for many years and over the last 18 years she has worked in Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and continues to work with families and communities particularly in Traditional Medicines, with Healers and Healing Practices.

Orla Magill

Orla is a Cygnus Vortices facilitator and Shamanic land intuitive currently living in Ireland. Following a life changing spiritual awakening in 2012 she initiated the formation of the Cygnus Vortices, communing with Ireland’s ancestors, deities, sacred sites and an astronomical body of stars.  A dynamic amalgamation of the ancient with the innovative terrestrial and celestial energies that are currently emerging from within this planet and our universe. This is an unparallel opening between the earth and sky, offering humanity and all sentient beings, the chance to step into an expansion and shift of consciousness with accelerated activation of their crystalline light/rainbow bodies. Ultimately, the purpose of the Cygnus Vortices is to collectively assist and forge the new paradigm on earth towards the emanation of unity consciousness.

Tara Louise Firetree

Tara is a Celtic Woman, Alchemist, Ceremonial Facilitator & Mystic. Living in devotion and working with the soul, psyche & soma to guide the return to alignment with source, truth & wholeness. Reclaiming Sovereignty & the Rites of Passage through Birth, Life and Death that assist in our navigation as a human being with our soul’s evolution. Harnessing a deep connection to source, nature, plants, animals, she connects with ancient wisdom through meditation, sound, movement, ritual & poetry, bringing this to the present, living in our everyday modern world.

We look forward to sharing these teachings and modalities with you at this important time!


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