Print Friendly, PDF & Email

On death and bereavement

On death and bereavement

This talk was recorded for the 8th Global Conference on Buddhism organized by the Buddhist Fellowship in Singapore from July 6-7, 2013.

  • How to prepare for death, doing virtuous actions, avoiding harmful actions
  • Write a “living will” expressing one’s wishes
  • Keep the environment peaceful, remind of Dharma, chant specific prayers
  • Grief is adapting to change that we didn’t anticipate

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.

More on this topic