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Loss of a loved one to suicide

This talk is based on one originally presented to an audience of parents who had lost their adult children to suicide at the "Healing After Suicide" conference hosted by the American Association of Suicidology and the Suicide Prevention Action Network in 2011.

  • Personal experience while attending conference
  • Possible reasons for suicide and common ways of responding afterwards
  • Reading and commenting on the original talk from “Healing After Suicide”
  • Alternative and beneficial ways of thinking about death
  • What to do if you or someone you know is considering suicide

Loss of a Loved One to Suicide (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.