Shamatha Meditation as a Preparation for Death

Shamatha Meditation as a Preparation for Death

What Is Shamatha Meditation? Shamatha meditation is a fundamental form of mindfulness meditation. Shamatha means “peaceful abiding”.”Mindfulness is the meditation common to all schools of Buddhism. It is the ground meditation upon which all subsequent meditations are...
How Vipassana Meditation Helps Prepare for Death

How Vipassana Meditation Helps Prepare for Death

Just as shamatha meditation prepares the mind for the after death states, we can also look at how vipassana meditation helps prepare for death. One of the main themes in The Tibetan Book of the Dead is “recognition and liberation are simultaneous.” This relates to...
Karmic Implications of Suicide

Karmic Implications of Suicide

To address questions about the karmic implications of suicide, it helps to understand the four aspects of a fully established karma. What is a karmic action made of? How are the consequences of an act established? Even though the topic of karma has entered the public...
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