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.
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.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Brenda weaves traditional medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, Toltec energy medicine and ancient calendar teachings to help others understand the times we are in as humanity.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
Modern cosmology — the study of the nature and evolution of the cosmos itself — has allowed physicists to explain the history of the Universe from the first tiny fraction of a second until today. But what’s next?
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
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.
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.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
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.
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.
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.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
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.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
Historical trauma is trauma so deeply rooted in the subconscious we may not even know it is there.
Zaya and Maurizio talk about their film projects and the need to spiritually connect people around the world on Prague TV
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe
What Does Freedom Mean to You...
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
embodying anti-racist practice and cultural building a way of being in the world
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
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.
Dr. Gabor Maté presents the idea that it is this level of suffering that will lead to the clarity of truth and realignment with our highest selves
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