How a Buddhist Can Prepare for Death

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retreat schedule:

Date Teaching Length
Tue, 11/06/2012 Preparation of Our Advance Care Directives 22:25
Mon, 11/12/2012 Conveying Our Wishes Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 19:48
Mon, 11/19/2012 Do Not Waste Time Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 22:57
Mon, 11/26/2012 Home Funeral Practices for Buddhists Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 11:08

Each of us will enter the Painful Bardo of Dying and Death, some of us sooner than later. Why not prepare for this event now, while you still are able to do so?  In this retreat, you will be offered practical tools to help plan this process, including completion of advance care directives, will and estate planning, death care options for Buddhists, and Tonglen, Nine Contemplations of Atisha, Essential Phowa Practice, and Dissolution of the Elements instruction.

If you allow yourself this opportunity to consider your own death with clarity, lovingkindness, compassion and tenderness, you will learn to move beyond—beyond fear, apprehension, and denial, and into an acceptance and understanding of the nature of impermanence. Your willingness to do this will be a gift to your loved ones, as you will then be able to leave them with the information they will need to continue their support when you cannot speak for yourself.

Retreat begins November 6, 2012.

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    September 8, 2013, 2:00 am

    Really it should be more beneficial for the people basically we have found a worst care system in our society and in...

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    February 18, 2013, 7:14 am

    Caroline. Thank you so much for this beautiful presentation. I have been studying diligently and meditating steadily...

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    RickHulett commented on
    December 11, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Thank you.

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    Hi Sigrid,
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