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.
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.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Brenda weaves traditional medicine, Buddhism, mindfulness, Toltec energy medicine and ancient calendar teachings to help others understand the times we are in as humanity.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
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.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Modern dreams of death and dying are deeply "humanistic", tethered to a vision of the self as independent and removed from "nature".
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
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.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
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.
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.
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.
A doctor explains “Cognitive Bypassing” & how it’s keeping us trapped in our trauma.
An overview of oppression as the environment for intergenerational trauma
How to find a sense of coherency, peace and a deepened sense of spirituality.
A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist.
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