Featured Articles and Journals: Death

October 20, 2015
Laurie Anderson and her deceased husband, Lou Reed, were both students of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Yongey Mingur Rinpoche.  IDP Blog Writer, Nancy Thompson wrote a wonderful post here, describing how they used their Buddhist practice...
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June 15, 2015
The BBC website has a recent article "Bhutan's Dark Secret to Happiness".  What's the "dark secret"?   Death.
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November 16, 2014
Accepting the inevitability of death is woven throughout the Buddha's teachings. So why are Buddhists so upset at the news that Thich Nhat Hanh may be near death?
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November 2, 2013
I am subject to aging, have not gone beyond aging.I am subject to illness, have not gone beyond illness.I am subject to death, have not gone beyond death.I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.I am the owner of my...
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October 11, 2013
Tikker is a digital watch that counts down the minutes to your predicted death, based on your answers to a personal health history questionnaire.  Each Tikker watch comes with a booklet called "About Time," which guides users in calculating...
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October 2, 2013
The day after watching my paternal grandmother die, I started cooking. A lot. After losing both of my grandmothers in the span of a few months this summer, it was the only thing I could think to do. It was the only thing that comforted me....
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July 29, 2013
Inquiry into the death of influential Buddhist Meditation, Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, crashes my computer and sheds light on the human condition.
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July 10, 2013
Our family dog died this past Friday. It was very sudden. No warning signs. No fatal premonitions. No chance for me to say goodbye. But then, Life and Death are both beyond us, and they wait for no one. Or as Billy Pilgrim might say, “So it goes.”
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June 14, 2013
I'm a little short on words this week. My grandmother died on Wednesday, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. I've been thinking a lot about impermanence and about the ways we can there for each other when ruptures like death or disaster happen.
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June 8, 2013
Two weeks ago I was in a Google+ hangout, cat across my crossed legs, getting ready to meditate, and one of the other participants commented that it sounded like there was a tiger in the room. The cat's purring had gotten louder as her time grew...
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May 22, 2013
Whenever I manage to get a driver’s license, I want to drive a hearse with a baby crib in the back. It will serve as an apt reminder of the constantly turning nature of birth and death.
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by Paul S
May 21, 2013
A tornado in Oklahoma killed dozens of people Monday and flattened whole neighborhoods in certainly the most destructive tornado in decades. Winds faster than 200 miles per hour were recorded, and at one point, the tornado measured over...
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by Paul S
March 13, 2013
A few days ago, a Brooklyn teenager died after he was shot eleven times by NYPD officers.  His name was Kimani Gray, and according to his sister, he was a good kid who kept his head down. 
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by Paul S
March 6, 2013
"I'M HEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!" Startled by the booming voice and clenching our bathrobes, we looked up to see Dennis Rodman march in with his hands in the air.
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December 16, 2012
We do not like to think of children suffering or dying. But they do.
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October 21, 2012
I love writing poetry.  I haven't done it in a while, but I do have a backlog of poetry I have not shared with many people.  It is good to have a place like The Interdependence Project where what makes each of us unique is celebrated,...
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October 15, 2012
In the past year, our sangha has experienced all the vicissitudes of existence;  old age, sickness, and death.  Several of us lost their parents; one member's father had a serious heart attack; another's mother had breast cancer; yet...
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June 7, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new column where I will take a quote from music and flesh out how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. -- “My boy builds coffins he makes them all dayBut it's...
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by Joren
May 30, 2012
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May 13, 2012
On this Mother’s Day, the woman who is sort of officially/unofficially my stepmother is standing guard over my father, making sure that he does not kill himself.  In the past few weeks, my father has been in the hospital three times, the latest...
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March 26, 2012
Earth as seen from Voyager 1 from a distance of 4 billion miles away, caught in the vastness of space.
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February 23, 2012
Listen. That drill outside the window, They're fixing the street so it won't collapse under us. On the subway, a baby howls. Pull out your earbuds, Breathe in her high-pitched wails. The heart of the world is bleeding, and she can't shut the valves...
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by IDP
January 5, 2012
(This interview by Anne-Marie Keppel originally appeared on the Karme Choling Blog)  
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