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Schools of Buddhism => Mahayana => New Kadampa => Topic started by: Xandra on May 24, 2016, 02:25:08 pm

Title: Death and mourning - seeking advice
Post by: Xandra on May 24, 2016, 02:25:08 pm
Hello everyone,

I am writing in this forum to seek some advice about my specific situation, and would be grateful if anyone can help. 

I started practicing Buddhism around 10 years ago (a different tradition) but I started embracing New Kadampa Tradition around one year ago. I am going very slow and taking my time to study and practice. I happened to go to Manjushri two times and it was a great benefit. Unfortunately where I am living now there are no temples, therefore it is difficult to keep a constant practice and good mindset.

I was born and raised Christian I am surrounded by both practitioners and not practitioners but in both cases with a strong Christian tradition concerning death, funerals and mourning.

I find myself in a very difficult situation as I just had a loss: my grandma has died. I had the honor to spend the last week with her alone sometimes, keeping her companionship at the hospital, giving her positive thoughts and hoping for her liberating from sufferance. My troubles started to come during her very last hours of life, where I absorbed a lot of negativity from others and also there was not enough time for mourning in front of her with a positive atmosphere.

Do you have a specific meditation to suggest for death and mourning? How can I protect myself from the sufferance related to it?

Thank you so much for reading.



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