As the latest cases and deaths from Covid-19 filled the news, it has been impossible to not think about death. The virus has brought major changes to how we live our lives. Those who have lost loved ones and the medical personnel caring for the sick are having a particularly stressful time. Our emotional, spiritual and cultural distance from death has been narrowed. Our denial and avoidance in talking about and facing death has been
THERE ARE MANY of us who find that studying Buddhism deepens our understanding and practice. Yes study alone is not enough: There are likely not many of us who will come to know stability within ...
With the fear and uncertainty of the current world situation, we wanted to offer a Tara practice which my be of benefit to you. Tara is reknown for eliminating fear, and Jetsun Drolma Ritö Loma Gyönma is one of the 21 Taras.who specifically protects from contagious diseases, pandemics and fevers by destroying them and bringing ease, health, and well-being.
Lama Pat Berube discusses the changes that have come since the publication of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's ground breaking book, On Death and Dying, started a revolution in how we care for the dying.
Reflecting on how Western Ireland shares and accepts death can be a valuable lesson for us. In County Mayo where my grandmother was born, death is held differently from our rather long suffering painful denial and hushed avoidance.
THE NIGHT BEFORE my mother died, I was in a bit of a panic. I knew the end was near and I was uncertain about how to navigate this part of my mom's journey. It was May 27, 2017 and I had been...
A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I was admitted to the hospital for a five day regimen of chemotherapy. The unit I was assigned to had patients who were seriously ill and with few exceptions were bedridden. I saw a lot of suffering. It was emotionally intense for me to see this and I was glad for the rare patient who was discharged.