Death and Dying

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The Lamrim suggests three perspectives about death: death is unavoidable, its time is uncertain, and our only security is the strength of our practice. In the face of these three realities, Ven. Thubten Chodron invites us to consider how we can prepare for death and use our dying to benefit ourselves and others.

Lam Rim teachings on Death & Impermanence.

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Medicine Buddha



Preparing for a Loved One's Death &
the Medicine Buddha Practice for the Deceased
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, USA, Yr 2000

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Preparing for a Loved One's Death
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Medicine Buddha Practice for the Deceased
(guided meditation)
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[ The Medicine Buddha's mantra:
tayata om bhaykandze bhaykandze maha bhaykandze radza samudgate soha ]


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