Preparing for a loved one’s death

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  • Make offerings on behalf of person to charity or the Three Jewels
  • Recite prayers such as The King of Prayers to help person purify and accumulate merit
  • Keep dying person’s room quiet
  • Encourage the person to have positive thoughts or to do positive actions
  • Let go of your own guilt and issues so as not to burden the dying person
  • Tell the dying person you love him/her and show your appreciation and gratitude
  • Discuss practical issues if possible such as living wills, end-of-life care, specific wishes, etc.

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