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A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

An online talk hosted by Amitabha Buddhist Centre.

  • Why mindfulness of death is beneficial to self and others
  • Six benefits of learning to be mindful of death
    • Being mentally prepared at the time of death
    • Lessens fears
    • Die with a peaceful and positive state of mind
    • Gives comfort to our family and friends
    • Live an ethical and meaningful life
    • Cultivates joyful energy for spiritual practice
  • Five contemplations on death recommended by the Buddha
  • What to cultivate and what to abandon that helps us
  • Seven ways to investigate and manage difficult emotions that arise at death
  • Fear, anger, and attachment
  • Benefits of training and cultivating a daily practice

Venerable Sangye Khadro

California-born, Venerable Sangye Khadro ordained as a Buddhist nun at Kopan Monastery in 1974, and is a longtime friend and colleague of Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron. Ven. Sangye Khadro took the full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. While studying at Nalanda Monastery in France in the 1980s, she helped to start the Dorje Pamo Nunnery, along with Venerable Chodron. Venerable Sangye Khadro has studied Buddhism with many great masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. She began teaching in 1979 and was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for 11 years. She has been resident teacher at the FPMT centre in Denmark since 2016, and from 2008-2015, she followed the Masters Program at the Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Venerable Sangye Khadro has authored several books, including the best-selling How to Meditate, now in its 17th printing, which has been translated into eight languages. She has taught at Sravasti Abbey since 2017 and is now a full-time resident.

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