The audio recording of this workshop, held on April 30-31 and May 6-7, is now available on our audio recordings site: Treasure Trove: Emaho Foundation Audio & Media Library. Click the above link and scroll down until you see the "Living and Dying" audio link. If you need more information about how to download the files, see Emaho Foundation Audio Teachings.
To live fully with an open mind and open heart we need to be able to face our own inescapable death and loss of loved ones.
Tibetan Buddhist tradition has reflected on and deeply researched the nature of life and death. For centuries this pathway has been a profound awakening for many practitioners. Accepting the truth of the impermanence nature of our life opens our heart to loving kindness and enables us to live to our fullest potential.
The workshop was designed to help us see what living and dying can mean, not just intellectually, but experientially, from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective. It provides for us a fresh approach to living-dying that can help us understand how we can better live our lives, and how we can approach our dying in a way that will help us to live a better life.
The topics covered included:
- Talk and discussion on the importance of facing and accepting impermanence nature as a spiritual practice.
- Prioritizing what is important.
- What shall we do with our precious life.
- Buddhist meditation on death, and on the process of death.
- What is important and necessary at the time of our own death and the death of our loved ones.