Category Archives: buddhism

Death: The Greatest Teacher

A very good article from Lions Roar Press, by Judy Lief…and love the illustrations. Painting by Tashi Mannox from the series “Laughing in the Face of Death: To live and die without regrets.” From the article: “We can begin our … Continue reading

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A Practical Exercise to Bring Compassion into Meditation

In the book The Heart of Meditation, the Dalai Lama describes a method for developing empathy into one’s meditation practice. A meditation exercise is given below.  The thesis of this book is that the thing that brings meditation truly alive is … Continue reading

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A Simple Effective Practice for Meditation and End of Life Care

Essential Phowa Practice By Christine Longaker In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Phowa is considered the most valuable and effective practice for death. The word phowa means the transference or ejection of consciousness into the state of truth. Its success relies … Continue reading

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One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die

See a story about Dr. B.J. Miller and the Zen Hospice in this recent article in NY Times. The Zen Hospice Project has long been a forerunner in the conscious death and dying movement. From their website: Zen Hospice Project’s legacy … Continue reading

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The Heart of Meditation: Teachings of the Dalai Lama and Pema Chodron

We will be meeting tonight to discuss The Heart of Meditation: Teachings of the Dalai Lama, Pema Chodron and others. According to the Buddhist teachings, the essential thing that brings meditation alive is Compassion. Without this basic foundation other practices are pointless. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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A Buddhist Grief Observed

A Buddhist Grief Observed by Guy Newland is a thought provoking, valuable book which I just finished reading and highly recommend. I picked this little book up to scan it for a series of caregiver talks that I have been … Continue reading

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