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Death is part of ordinary life. There is no escaping it. It is natural. It is the glue between this life and the next, and between last life and this one. It forms the continuity […]

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The 1st stage of the dying process

The process of dying according to Buddhist Mahayana tradition involves 8 stages. Each stage has signs on the outside and inside. Only the dying person can witness the inner visions. The first stage is when […]

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The process of dying ~ introduction~

Death is often a frightening subject. We are afraid to die. Unlike our parents and grandparents, we are not exposed to death. We have no knowledge or experience of it. These days, people mostly die […]

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Seize the moment

Days pass one after another without much reflection and adjustment. We can easily become complacent. We get older, and one day the doctor informs us of a series disease. We start ruminating about our impending […]

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Happy New Year to all!

Soon another year is coming to an end. We are continually moving closer to our death. Often we do not recognize this fact of life and death. For many of us, there is some confidence […]

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The practice of Tonglen

Tonglen – taking and giving — is powerful. With the in-breath, in the form of dark smoke, breathe in the suffering of all living beings. At the end of the in-breath immediately transform it into […]

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Good life and Good death

Have you ever thought about preparing for a smooth dignified death? Is the thought too scary? Actually preparing for a good death is no different than living a good life. Honesty, patience, concern for others […]

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When we look at life and death

When we look at life and death from a broader perspective, dying is just like changing our clothes! When this body becomes old and useless, we die and take on a new body, which is […]