After working in the death trade for two decades, Stephen Jenkinson asks us to behold death in all its painful beauty. Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well. In his book, Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Jenkinson asserts that dying well is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt.
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
Brenda weaves traditional medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, Toltec energy medicine and ancient calendar teachings to help others understand the times we are in as humanity.
Instead of denying aging, avoiding death, or fantasizing about some after-life for “me”, Joan points to fully embracing the total disintegration and loss of control that growing old and dying—and living and loving and being awake—actually entails.
In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Dr. Long has investigated thousands of near-death experiences (NDEs) with the results of his research published in the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Heart-break is painful. There is no way around that. The loss of a loved one is devastating. It breaks you down. It tears you apart. The life that you thought you were living is no more. The person you thought you were, has died with your loved one.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
We are living through the most exciting and most challenging times in human history, if not the history of planet.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
Lama Rod Owens holds a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation.
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
Master somatic therapist Peter Levine discusses the physiological origins of trauma, and how his Somatic Experiencing approach provides effective treatment.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
We are all connected through the traumatization of the world and that the healing of trauma is a way of returning to the wholeness and fullness of living.
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe
In this conversation from the “Talks on Trauma” series Gabor investigates the paths of personal Trauma woven into the Buddhist and personal psychology fields for which Jack and Tara are so well known.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
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