January 19, 2012

Life Coach - Death Coach

Euthanasia in the original Greek did not mean mercy killing. It meant, rather, to have a good death. In the Buddhist tradition, the dying process is looked upon as the premier window of opportunity for liberation. Over the years, I’ve guided many people through the dying process, usually with very positive results. The basic principles for doing this are amazingly simple.

In a recent California retreat, I gave a detailed and systematic formulation for how to die a good death and how to guide others to do the same. As I myself get older, this material seems increasingly poignant and relevant. Hope you find it useful.


Thanks to Stephanie Nash and her Shinzen Interviews YouTube channel for creating and posting this video.

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  2. Francisco Suárez (1548-1617): http://www.sydneypenner.ca/suarez.shtml

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  3. Hello Shinzen,
    I'll be going on a 20 day Vipassana retreat, U Ba Khin, any advice on how to get the most of it?

    'May every aspect of your being be coloured and pervaded with an effort-less sense of love, strength and goodwill.'

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    1. I'm Shinzen's assistant. Please write me so Shinzen can contact you. All best, Emily
      emily@meditationtraining.com

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  4. The Primative, bring a big bag of weed with you, you'll have a lot of time to kill ;-)

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  6. Do you believe that all spirit is one That we are all one and once we truly believe that no one is ahead and no one is behind but that we all walk the same path side by side that this is when our true life begins.
    Do you believe in planning your next life or would this be yet another life to make again the same choices and if acceptance is fully received were is this. Do we want to remain living on earth or are we striving to go beyond and what is beyond

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    1. You wrote:
      >Do you believe that all spirit is one That we are all
      >one and once we truly believe that no one is ahead and
      >no one is behind but that we all walk the same path side
      >by side that this is when our true life begins.

      Yes, definitely.

      You wrote:
      >Do you believe in planning your next life or would this
      >be yet another life to make again the same choices and
      >if acceptance is fully received were is this. Do we want
      >to remain living on earth or are we striving to go
      >beyond and what is beyond

      I'm not really sure.

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