Death and Dying

Make Your Spiritual Wishes Known by Writing a Dharma Will

Make Your Spiritual Wishes Known by Writing a Dharma Will

A legal will is a document that says how you want your money and belongings to be distributed after you die. For Buddhists, in addition to having a traditional will, it is a good idea to also have a "Dharma Will."  The ideas is to ensure that your caregivers implement...

The Four Reminders

The Four Reminders

The four reminders, or four thoughts that turn the mind, are an important preparation for death because they turn the mind from constantly looking outward to finally looking within. As with mindfulness, they provide another way to work with distraction. They bring the...

Reflections on Death from Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Reflections on Death from Tsoknyi Rinpoche

In this interview which is taken from the book, "Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition" by Tsoknyi Rinpoche.  These reflections on death from Tsoknyi Rinpoche offer what to do for yourself and others to spiritually...

The Power and The Pain

Anyone engaged in genuine spiritual practice will face many challenges along the path. Whether it’s the frustration of feeling that you are unable to meditate, the physical aches and pains of sitting still, the sense of inadequacy or failure, or simply not having...

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