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Buddha Buzz Weekly: Death Defying Monks

Disciples to mummify Tibetan Buddhist believed to be meditating beyond death, Buddhists ignore court order against cremation at Hindu temple in Sri Lanka, and the Dalai Lama applauds the climate strike. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.

By Karen Jensen
Image of misery by Kathe Kollwotz for story on Buddhist death ritual

Magazine

Washing My Boy’s Body

When a hospice counselor is called to the bedside of a child who has just died, he leads the parents through a Buddhist ritual for cleaning the body. In the process, he guides them through the fires of grief, which burn away everything but love.

By Frank Ostaseski
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