In the Maranassati Sutta (Anguttara Nikaya 6.19), the Buddha emphasizes the “great fruit and benefit” of practicing mindfulness of death and offers clear guidance on how best to practice it. In this talk, Buddhist teacher and AI scientist Nikki Mirghafori discusses mindfulness of death and leads a guided meditation inspired by the Buddha’s discourse.

Dr. Nikki Mirghafori is an Artificial Intelligence scientist and an internationally known Buddhist teacher. She is a dharma teacher at the the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA and a stewarding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where she is also on the board of directors.