Preparing for Death and Helping the Dying
Everyone who has ever lived has died. We are all dying - whether we have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness or not. Death can come at any time, at any age and in countless unexpected ways. In Buddhism, death is an opportunity for great spiritual achievement if one is prepared. Buddhists believe that a happy, positive, peaceful mind creates a life of good deeds and morality, which produces a happy, fortunate rebirth. Therefore, the death and dying education is very important virtually for everyone.
Class Topics on Death and Dying:
What Happens After Death?
Death Is Easy When We’ve Given up Attachment
Get Ready for Death by Living Life With a Good Heart
What Happens at Death?
The Stages of Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth
Education on Death and Helping the Dying with Life-Limiting Illness is a program for Buddhists and anyone who is interested in Buddhist perspective of living, dying and after death. People who are dying need love and care, but they also need something even more profound. They need to discover a real meaning to death, and to life. According to the wisdom of Buddha, we can actually use our lives to prepare for death with peace of mind. This project is based on the book “Tibetan Book of the Dead”
We will send our volunteer to your place. Your clients can also come to our center to take this program. Our volunteer will read and explain the concepts from the book “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” written by Sogyal Rinpoche, a world-renowned Buddhist teacher . The book explores: the phenomena of impermanence; evolution, karma and rebirth; the nature of mind and how to train the mind; how to care for and show love to the dying, and spiritual practices for the moment of death.
There are 4 parts:
(1) the natural period of this life
(2) the painful period of dying
(3) the luminous period of dharmata
(4) the karmic period of becoming of new rebirth
There are on-going teachings in the Chelsea Center of SageUSA. If you want to participate, please visit their website for details: http://www.sageusa.org/nyc/centers/calendar.cfm?d=2/9/2017&i=0¢er=midtown#date292017