This week begins “Home Funeral Practices for Buddhists,” the final week of Caroline Yongue’s retreat on preparing for death. In this last installment, Caroline walks us through the procedures of a home funeral, staging the readings and practices in a mock demonstration.   

“Now you have reached a moment, where you can seek a path for your liberation. As your breathing stops, you’ll begin to experience the primal radiant light, that is the first phase in the death process. You have seen this light before, and you know it to be reality itself – empty, and unadorned like space. This is your primordial mind.” 

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