Category Archives: tibetan buddhism

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 Nice Explanation of Tibetan Medical Diagnosis – The Medicine Buddha

This article on Tibetan medical diagnosis is interesting in many ways, but what I find most striking is how Tibetan is so different than western medicine with it’s inclusion of spiritual realms.

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In honour of the Passing of Stephen Levine

  Who Dies? was and continues to be a life changing book for many people. It served to open my eyes to the conscious death and dying movement with such pioneers as Ram Dass, Joan Halifax, Christine Longaker, EJ Gold, … Continue reading

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Stages of Dying – Dissolution of the Elements

As discussed earlier, when we think of the stages of dying it is easy to get confused with Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grieving when facing death which are widely known as “the 5 stages of loss” as put forth by … Continue reading

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Why do readings for someone who is dead or dying? An examination of the time and timelessness that characterizes physical death.

Why do we do readings? What is it that we are trying to do? If at all, how are we helping? It has taken me years to understand and formulate the basis of the practice of Labyrinth Reading but I … Continue reading

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