Helping the Dead

May 15, 2018 Death Awareness

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by Rob Nairn

A great deal can be done to help the dead, according to Buddhist teachings. When entering this area most of us find ourselves in strange territory, because we are familiar only with the practice of saying prayers for the dead and perhaps the offering of candles. In general people feel that those who have died are beyond help. This is not the case. As Ringu Tulku points out, this is where Buddhists – particularly Tibetan Buddhists – really swing into action, far more so than for births or weddings.

Death and Dying in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

May 20, 2017 Death Awareness

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skull-1746206_640Death and Dying in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
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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Words of Inspiration

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
Mark Twain
“They say that a part of you dies when a special Loved One passes away...I disagree...I say a part of you lives with your Loved One on the other side.”
Daniel Yanez

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