Death & Dying

Powerful end-of-life practices and compassionate care
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    No Second Guessing Paid Member

    Stephen Levine has been working with the terminally ill and the grieving for nearly two decades. His books include A Gradual Awakening, Who Dies?, Healing into Life and Death, and, most recently, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings (all published by Doubleday, Anchor Books). He and his wife Ondrea lead workshops and meditations for the dying and their families, and are also the co-directors of the Hanuman Foundation Dying Project. This interview was conducted for Tricycle by Managing Editor Carole Tonkinson. Tricycle: Buddhist teachers say that if one commits suicide, it will create negative circumstances for one's next life. How do you reconcile this with euthanasia? More »
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    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Paid Member

    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche(1910-1991) More »
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    Living the Life You Wish to Live Paid Member

    This article is part of our newest e-book, Tricycle Teachings: Dying & Death. If you are a supporting or sustaining member of Tricycle, you can download the e-book for free here. More »
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    The Lucky Dark Paid Member

    I GREW UP in the South, and one of the people I was closest to as a girl was my grandmother Bessie. I loved spending summers with her in Savannah, where she worked as a sculptor and artist, carving tombstones for local people. Bessie was a remarkable village woman; she often served her community as someone comfortable around illness and death, someone who would sit with dying friends. More »
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    Memento Mori Paid Member

    Three years ago, just as winter as turning into spring, I stood with my friend Cookie Mueller on an elevated companion above the main reception room of a glittery New York nightclub. Cookie, who had been ill with AIDS for some time, and in fact had only six months to live, turned to me and said: "You know, getting this disease is the best thing that ever happened to me." More »
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    Buddhist at the Edge of the Earth Paid Member

    Tricycle: People associate you with solitude and isolation, and living in the wild. But you found a way to integrate your thoughts about Buddhism with this relatively secluded setting. More »