TLC Transitional Life Care provides informal, additional support in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition to those approaching death, and to their families, caregivers, and anyone who wishes to prepare for the end of life transition. TLC’s activities include educational programs, end of life workshops for groups, ‘Deep Chat’ support groups, their ‘Instructions for the Transitional State’ manual, films, a resource-focused website, and other services. Find them at tlcserves.org, on Facebook, and Instagram.
Julie has been a student of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche since 1983. She is the author of TLC Transitional Life Care’s end of life manual ‘Instructions for the Transitional State’, published in 2007 (vimalatreasures.org). Julie received hospice and bereavement training at Ashland Hospital in Oregon where she volunteered for two years, and was employed as a caregiver for elders and developmentally disabled adults for over twenty years. She and Ian Villarreal founded TLC Transitional Life Care in 2014.