Entries tagged with “Death”

Book Review: Resilient Grieving

Resilient GrievingBy Lucy Hone, PhDThe ExperimentLucy Hone is well acquainted with grief and resilience. Her 12-year-old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic car accident in 2012,…

Book Review: The Grace in Aging

The Grace in AgingAwaken as You Grow OlderBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom Publications The Grace in Aging, by renowned Buddhist teacher Kathleen Dowling Singh, establishes guidepo…

Book Review: The Grace in Living

The Grace in LivingRecognize It, Trust It, Abide in ItBy Kathleen Dowling SinghWisdom PublicationsKathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner and respected author who’s written…

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…

Ceremony at Commemorative Event: Do Something

Ideas for commemorative events beyond traditional funerals.

Ceremony at Death: Do Nothing

How do you stay present in an out-of-time time?

Ceremony at Final Resting Place: Revisiting your Dead

The final resting place is where, for those who seek it, we come to sit, reflect, and share with someone who has died.

Ceremony before Death: A Living Memorial

Suggestions for Living Memorials—gatherings for a person who is present and alive before death.

Ceremony for Dying: The Altar

Using altars to focus intention and connection in a space.

Ceremony for First Year Anniversary: Reconnect

People new to mourning are often surprised at how brutal the run-up to the first anniversary of the death can be.

Complicated Grief: What Happens When You Can’t Go On

Complicated grief is more than the intense, acute grief almost everyone experiences after someone dear to them dies. It is prolonged and all-consuming.

Creating Your Dharma Vision Through Contemplation

Adapted excerpt from Awake at the Bedside

Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End

In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”

Do No Harm to Those You Love

In my work, I have witnessed many beautiful words of consolation and comfort gone awry.

Dr. Bruce Greyson Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond

What will you see on the precipice of death? Dr. Bruce Greyson explores what near-death experiences reveal about the afterlife in his book “After.”

Dying as a Spiritual Practice: An Interview with BJ Miller

Sam Mowe: You’re the executive director at Zen Hospice Project. Are you a Zen practitioner? BJ Miller: No, ironically. I'm very drawn to Buddhism—and I can’t refute any of t…

Dying is a Sacred Act

Dying is itself a time, a space, and process of surrender and transformation.

Ending it Well: Missives from Inside the Death Wellness Movement

The death wellness movement is about facing hard choices openly and mindfully. For author Leslie Krongold, this has been a very personal exploration.

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your LastBy Lee LipsenthalCrown Archetype“We all die. This is the nature of life. At some point, life ends, but this book i…

​Exploring Near-Death Experiences

Do all people encounter the end of life in the same way?