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Contemplating death

Contemplating death

Teachings given during the Death and Caring for the Dying Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2010.

  • Benefits to contemplating death
  • Disadvantages of ignoring death
  • Two types of fear: panicky fear and awareness-of-possible-danger fear

Death and Caring for the Dying 01 (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.