Bringing to Life the Tibetan Book of the Dead We’re delighted to launch a brand new original eBook by Binisa Colmenero Lira and David Prats Mira, and a dedicated space celebrating its beauty. Binisa and David are Mitras from Mexico City Buddhist Center.
By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 24 Oct, 2016 - 14:27
We are pleased to announce our new book, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death by Bhikkhu Anālayo. Thank you to our sponsors for enabling the publication of what Roshi Joan Halifax (Abbot of the Upaya Zen Center) calls:
An invaluable and extraordinary resource on the profound teachings by the Buddha on dying, death, and grieving.
With a beautiful cover by Dhammarati, and Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book provides a practical guide for those facing disease and death by...
Satyadasa, in association with the Abhayaratna Trust, presents an introductory workshop on wills, will writing, and the issues that arise for anyone considering passing on their own legacy. If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate the sea of legal complexity that surrounds the process of what happens to our money and possessions after we die, this is a great starting point!
Much of the information given in this workshop is related primarily to the legal situation in the UK,...
By Helen - Windhor... on Tue, 30 Aug, 2016 - 16:18
Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, a new book by Bhikkhu Anālayo, with a beautiful cover by Dhammarati, provides a practical guide for those facing disease and death by helping them to access the ageless wisdom of the Buddha’s teaching. We are on track and Mindfully Facing Disease and Death will be published in October this year. Jon Kabat-Zinn describes it beautifully in his Foreword:
This book is an invitation to systematically deepen our own lived understanding of mindfulness in relationship to...
Faith, Health Care, and Dying – Some Points from a Buddhist Perspective This is an article from Dayasara at Ipswich Buddhist Centre, looking at issues of health care and dying from a Buddhist perspective.
Geographical diversity of Buddhism Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma preserve the ancient Theravada form, with its characteristic yellow robed monks. The relatively later-developing Mahayana form(including Zen) is associated with Japan and China, Hong Kong, and Tibet. People from immigrant communities practising the religion of...
There seem to be more and more funerals happening at Triratna Buddhist Centres. This trend, sadly, is likely to continue indefinitely. The London Buddhist Centre have produced a very useful Guide to Funerals at the LBC which can be downloaded here.
Some of the names and businesses referred to may have changed since this was produced.
By The Abhayaratna... on Tue, 10 May, 2016 - 13:04
In my fantasies I am exempted from the general truth of death. But that is a delusion, and death will come to me, even me, as well.’
– The Four Reminders, Vishvapani
Despite this truth, we often shy away from talking about death and dying. By opening up this conversation, and by taking steps to make your wishes known to friends and family, you can ensure that your wishes and choices are respected. What are your funeral wishes? Who would you like to benefit...
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte explores four reasons “Why We Fear Death” drawn by Kulaprabha from the Abhaya Sutta in the Pali Canon. It’s a lovely segment from a larger talk looking at the roots of fear, how it relates to change and transformation in spiritual practice, and how we can live more fearlessly.