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


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
a yellow toy truck for story on karma for kids

Trike Daily

Family Dharma: Karma and the Tonka Truck

The Buddha called the law of karma “the light of the world” because it illuminates how and why things happen in our lives. The force of karma is a fundamental principle underlying all Buddhist teachings, and our understanding of karma can help decrease our suffering and show us the way to greater happiness and freedom. […]

By Beth Roth
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