Death and Dying in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

May 20, 2017 Death Awareness

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Compiled by: Ven. Pende Hawter

Contemplation and meditation on death and impermanence are regarded as very important in Buddhism for two reasons : (1) it is only by recognising how precious and how short life is that we are most likely to make it meaningful and to live it fully and (2) by understanding the death process and familiarizing ourself with it, we can remove fear at the time of death and ensure a good rebirth.

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Keep Me In Your Heart

May 13, 2017 Death Awareness

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Lyrics by Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon

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The Death of Death

May 11, 2017 Death Awareness

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The Death of Death
teachings of Mooji

“Nothing belongs to you, and yet everything is you.
“Find that which is imperishable in you. Then you’ve used your life well.”
You are the supreme, the perfect self playing a game called: ‘How can I find myself?’

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Birth and Death

May 10, 2017 Death Awareness

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by Zenkei Blanche Hartman
former Abbess of the
San Francisco Zen Center

There is a verse that’s on the han–the wooden block that calls us to the zendo. It’s also sometimes chanted just before bedtime in many Zen monasteries. It is an exhortation to practice and goes something like this:

‘May I respectfully remind you: Great is the matter of birth and death.
All is impermanent, quickly passing. Be awake each moment.
Don’t waste this life.’

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In this passing moment

May 10, 2017 Death Awareness

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by Hogen Bays

“In the presence of Sangha, in the light of Dharma, in oneness with Buddha — may my path to complete enlightenment benefit everyone!”

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Words of Inspiration

"Maybe death isn't darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us."
Mary Oliver

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