The Tantric Buddhism of the Himalayas; its best-known teacher is the Dalai Lama
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    The Selfless Self Paid Member

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    Over the last century or so, death has been becoming increasingly institutionalized and removed from immediate experience. It is no longer a common experience in concrete terms. Where people used to die at home in the past, this is no longer the case, and the usual gathering of relatives and family no longer takes place spontaneously. It is no longer a communal affair, but on the contrary, it is hidden from public view, resulting in less actual contact with death and dying. Perversely, the literature on death and dying has been growing considerably, and people are actually talking about it more and more, while handling the practical fact less and less. The irony of this situation is described by Ray Anderson, a Christian theologian, in his book Theology, Death, and Dying: More »
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    Inter-Meditation: How to Co-Meditate with Everyone and Everything Paid Member

    What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.” Sure, it’s a joke, but it also points to a real anxiety at the heart of modern-day Buddhism: How do I ensure that my personal commitment to practice extends beyond myself? Responding to this fear, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das offers a whole new approach to the practice, one he calls “inter-meditation.” More »