A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.
Loved ones who have long kept company will part.
Wealth created with difficulty will be left behind.
Consciousness, the guest, will leave the guest-house of the body.
Let go of this life—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
- Contemplating death to make life meaningful
- Thinking about death helps to think about choices and stop acting on automatic
- Reflecting on death is not morbid but wakes us up to what is important and motivates us to practice
- What is important at the time of death and how to prepare for death
SDD 04: Looking at death and dealing with loss (download)