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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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The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Clear Light Prayer

The Clear Light Prayer, from the American Book of the Dead  is a  simple non denominational prayer that can be used for centering, or for helping another. It is based on the teachings of the The Tibetan Book of the … 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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Phowa: A Guided Meditation to Help Another at the Time of Death

Phowa: A Guided Meditation for Time of Death This is an advanced meditation though it can be done by anyone of any religion or belief, you would simply substitute your (or your loved one’s) deity or symbol into the meditation … Continue reading

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You Can Do Something to Help Others

We’re heading into a time when it will be viewed as cool to help others. I’m really happy about that. Two simple, effective and direct ways to help others at any stage of their lives are to do Labyrinth Readings … Continue reading

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