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. Learning to die willingly before death allows us, paradoxically, to live more fully, and to die without regret.
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 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?
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
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.
In our world right now there are economic and political and surveillance systems that need help in dying.
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.
We are living through the most exciting and most challenging times in human history, if not the history of planet.
In his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
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.
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. 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.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
From his sickbed, Vimalakirti attains insight so deep that even Manjusri, the manifestation of profound wisdom bows to listen
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
Stand as if you see creation before your eyes and know know that your belonging is undeniable and complete...
According to Ervin Laszlo, the coherence of the atom and the galaxies is the same coherence that keeps living cells together, cooperating to form life.
Renunciation is realizing that our nostalgia for wanting to stay in a protected, limited, petty world is insane
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
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