Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Our Weekly Tip: Create An Altar or Meditation Space to Keep Memories Alive

A physical place to remember creates context for groundlessness

Our Tip of the Week: The experience of bereavement (literally, to be torn apart) often comes with a sense of groundlessness — like the rug has been pulled out from under your feet, throwing you into a free-fall where your … Continue reading

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“Inside the Now” by Thich Nhat Hanh

A monk's meditations on time

“Inside the Now” is a rare and beautiful book. Written by the Buddhist monk, poet and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, it is both a personal account of Hanh’s struggle to bring peace and enlightenment to the people of his native … Continue reading

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Ramadan Funeral Traditions

What happens when someone dies during this Muslim holy month?

This year’s Ramadan observance starts today and lasts until July 16. People around the world celebrate the tradition with a set of guidelines passed down for generations. For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of reflection and willpower. To commemorate Muhammad … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sacred Dying” by Megory Anderson

How Megory Anderson creates rituals and vigils for a beautiful, peaceful dying process

Megory Anderson’s book Sacred Dying is a happy blend of a spiritual, emotional and practical guide to preparing for our final journey: dying. What does it mean to die “sacredly”? Anderson’s book highlights a variety of rituals we can employ for … Continue reading

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Unlucky Number Thirteen

A look at the history behind why thirteen is considered an unlucky number in Western culture

Friday the 13th is upon us once again. What better way to celebrate the unluckiest day of the year than by looking at why the number 13 so concerns those of us from the Western world? In fact, the origin of 13 as an … Continue reading

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Funeral Rites in the Buddhist Tradition

Exploring the ways Buddhists embrace death

Buddhists take a positive stance when it comes to death: the best way to approach it is without fear.  On Buddhanet, you can find an abundance of information focusing on the beliefs about death and dying in the Tibetan Buddhist … Continue reading

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