Learning
Center

Death & Dying

Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death
Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Spritual Needs of the Dying: A Buddhist Perspective
Ven. Pende Hawter

Ministering to the Sick and the Terminally Ill
Lily de Silva

Buddhist Approach to Patient Health Care
Kusala Bhikshu

Preparing for Death & Helping the Dying
Sangye Khadro

Death & Dying in Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Ven. Pende Hawter

Death and Rebirth
Dr. Nick Ribush
Excerpts from FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism at Home correspondence course

Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth
H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Caring for the Dying
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Death and Dying
Ajahn Jagaro

Our Real Home: A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death
Ven. Ajahn Chah

Being with Dying: Contemplative Approaches to Working with Dying People
Joan Halifax

Organizations - hospice and care

Maitri Compassionate Care
San Francisco

Zen Hospice Project
San Francisco

Amitabha Hospice Service
Auckland, New Zealand Affiliated withFoundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

Buddhist Lotus Hospice Care Foundation
Taiwan

Spiritual Care Program
West Cork, Ireland - Tibetan tradition

Books and tapes

Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality
Judith L. Lief
A down-to-earth guide to the various issues surrounding death. The first section is entitled "Cultivating a personal awareness of death." Many analogies and examples that we can all relate to are given about our views of the subject. Simple exercises at the end of each chapter give the reader a chance to illuminate his or her views.

Living in the Light of Death
Larry Rosenberg
Rosenberg takes an honest look at what happens to people who will lose the fight--a group that, in the final analysis, includes everyone.

Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die: Death Stories of Tibetan, Hindu & Zen Masters
Sushila Blackman
108 stories recounting the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan, and Zen Buddhist masters, both ancient and modern, have confronted their own deaths. By directly presenting the grace, clarity, and even humor with which great spiritual teachers have met the end of their days.

Being With Dying
Joan Halifax Roshi (Sounds True)
the Being with Dying audio learning course combines Eastern and Western psychology, philosophy, and contemplative practices from many spiritual traditions. This innovative, hands-on approach has taught medical professionals, social workers, clergy, community activists, and spiritual seekers an elegant path for taking the fear out of the dying experience.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
Francesca Fremantle (Shambhala - 1998)

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Sogyal Rinpoche

Death and the Art of Dying in Tibetan Buddhism
Bokar Rinpoche