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A Buddhist approach to helping the dying

Jeff Kasper, host of the Funeral Fact podcast, interviews Venerable Chodron.

  • An overview of Buddhist philosophy
  • Reflecting on death to make life meaningful
  • Helping others before they die so they can create good karma and die peacefully
  • Rebirth and consciousness
  • Dealing with grief in a constructive way

Funeral Fact interview (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.

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