Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs. It is a journey of continuous discovery, requiring courage and flexibility. We learn to open, take risks, and forgive constantly. Taken as a practice of awareness, it can reveal both our deep clinging and our capacity to embrace another person's suffering as our own.
We are living through the most exciting and most challenging times in human history, if not the history of planet.
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.
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.
All of our ancestors and most of our relatives are immortal. We aren't. How come?
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.
Imagine the opportunity to transform your own view of death, diminish your fears and re-frame your relationship to living and dying.
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
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?
Learning the skills of dying occurs in the course of living deeply and well.
How does one choose to walk closely to the dying every day?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 his meetings Rupert explores the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions.
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