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How to Face Death Without Fear

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Wisdom Publications
 | 
June, 2020
ISBN:
9781614296874
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A renowned Tibetan lama’s guidance for supporting your loved ones through death, and dying without fear yourself, now in a revised second edition.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche provides detailed advice on how best to prepare ourselves to face the inevitable end of our own and our loved ones’ lives with courage, grace, and a mind free of fear. With great care, Rinpoche explains what to do in the months, weeks, and days that precede death, as well as how to handle the moment itself, and he provides the mantras, prayers, and meditations that must follow the death of a loved one.

The book includes guidance for many powerful practices, making this an essential reference for Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, caregivers, hospice workers, and chaplains.

This new edition has been restructured to make it easier for the reader to navigate and find which of 87 total practices they need, when they need it. It addresses the diverse scenarios we may find ourselves in, such as sudden death and organ donation, and it gives adaptations in the cases of the death of meditators, of non-Buddhists, and of beloved pets.

Those who are mourning the prospect of a loved one’s impending death will find in this book deep solace, with its wealth of rituals for making their ultimate transition a time of joy and meaning.

When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don’t know what to do to help, you’ll feel so confused, so lost. This made me think that knowing how to help others at the time of death is such important education to have. By providing the right support, the right environment, you can help your loved one die peacefully, with virtuous thoughts, and thus have a good rebirth…

 

Finally there is the clear light, like dawn in autumn. This is appearing, but there is also the wisdom understanding emptiness… The vision of clear light is totally empty of existing from its own side…

While you are holding the mind in this, have another tiny part of your mind look at how your I appears… There’s a way that we usually believe in the I, the self; there’s a certain feeling, a way that we view it…

You have to be very skillful, very careful. So, slowly, within the state of the clear light vision, try to check up on this I, this self.

Concentrate on that.

Publisher’s Description: 

A renowned Tibetan lamas guidance for supporting your loved ones through death, and dying without fear yourself, now in a revised second edition.

Helping our loved ones at the time of death is the best service we can offer them, our greatest gift. Why? Because death is the most important time of life: its at death that the next rebirth is determined.Lama Zopa Rinpoche

For years Lama Zopa Rinpoche envisioned a practical book to inform studentshow to help loved ones have a beneficial death. How to FaceDeath Without Fear has been compiled from years of Rinpoches teachings and has been lovingly edited in this second edition by Venerable Robina Courtin.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche provides detailed advice on how best to prepare ourselves to face the inevitable end of our own and our loved ones lives with courage, grace, and a mind free of fear. With great care, Rinpoche explains what to do in the months, weeks, and days that precede death, as well as how to handle the moment itself, and he provides the mantras, prayers, and meditations that must follow the death of a loved one.

The book includes guidance for many powerful practices, making this an essential reference for Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, caregivers, hospice workers, and chaplains.

This new edition has been restructured to make it easier for the reader to navigate and find which of 87 total practices they need, when they need it. It addresses the diverse scenarios we may find ourselves in, such as sudden death and organ donation, and it gives adaptations in the cases of the death of meditators, of non-Buddhists, and of beloved pets.

Those who are mourning the prospect of a loved ones impending death will find in this book deep solace, with its wealth of rituals for making their ultimate transition a time of joy and meaning.

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