Death and Dying

About this section:
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.

Help with Listening to Audio Recordings.


Loss of a Loved One to Suicide
by Ven. Thubten Chodron©
Seattle, Washington, USA
29 April 2006

Ven. Chodron was the luncheon guest speaker for the 18th Annual Healing After Suicide Conference entitled "In the Spirit of Hope" (Seattle) on April 29, 2006. The event was co-sponsored by AAS (American Association of Suicidology) and SPAN USA (Suicide Prevention Action Network).

Loss of a Loved One to Suicide [22 min]:
Download mp3 file
Ven. Chodron talks about how we can use the loss of a loved one to connect with others in a meaningful way and how one can come through the experience with confidence and understanding. She also talks about the role of compassion in the loss of a loved one to suicide.


Read related articles:



Back to Top


What's New  |  Home  |  About Ven. Thubten Chodron  |  Activities  |  Audio Library  |  Video Library
Publications | For Those New to Buddhism | Health
Daily Life Dharma  |  Dealing With Emotions  |  Death & Dying  |  Prison Dharma  |  Youth & the Dharma
Travels  |  Dharma Guidance on Current Events  |  FAQ  |  Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim)  
Lamrim Articles/Transcripts  |  Thought Transformation & Other Commentaries  |  Prayers & Practices
Meditation  |  Retreat  |  Monastic Life  |  Science & Buddhism  |  Interreligious Dialogue  
Other Articles/Audio  | Other Resources  |  Sravasti Abbey  |  Links  |  About Us  |  Email Webmaster

All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced by any means for commercial purposes or mass circulation without prior written permission from the webmaster who will communicate your request to Ven. Thubten Chodron. You're welcome to download for your own personal reading.
Please also contact the webmaster if you find any mistakes or broken links.