Ignoring the reality of death is often the norm, but there are benefits to contemplating death, and disadvantages to ignoring death.
Series: Death and Caring for the Dying Retreat (2010)
Teachings given during the Death and Caring for the Dying Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2010.
The nine-point death meditation and the importance of practicing the Dharma now as a means of preparing for death.
A short explanation of the Amitabha Buddha practice followed by suggestions on dealing with our own death and practicing the five forces during life.
What happens after we die and looking at our attachment to the body, starting to question what is ours about our bodies.
Reducing attachment to the body and examining ways we can be of benefit to those who are dying.