The Death Dhamma Podcast

Hosted by Margaret Meloni

Open and honest discussions with wise and skillful teachers about their experiences with life, death, and Buddhism. If you wonder how others on the path have dealt with death and dying and grief, be sure to listen in. Everyone has a story, a perspective, and a valuable lesson to share. Embrace death, live a full life and learn to love impermanence because nobody gets out of this alive.

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Lessons Learned from Ken Yamarashi: Find What Helps You

He has his own traumas that he reflects on. And he thinks deeply about how his karma has intersected with others.

It is important for all of us to find a way to process trauma, and Ken has found his path in the teachings of Shinzen Young. Specifically, a framework called Unified Mindfulness.

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Ken Yamarashi: Cause and Effect is Operating in Your Life

In most of these traumatic experiences, it is impossible to talk to the other parties who were involved. What Ken teaches us during this episode is that the only place he can do the work is within his own mind.

These things have happened. This is a historical fact. The only thing that can change is the way he perceives now. You have to have a technique of letting go and the ability to tap into equanimity.

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Sophie Jacobs: Impermanence Helps You to Find What is Important

And as she searched for a new job, she also found herself searching for a monastery to live in. And it occurred to her, that this was the time, to take a break away from the ‘hustle culture,’ if not now, then when? She describes it like this, “…everything is kind of falling apart in your life and is creating this huge open space for you…”

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Mahesi Caplan: There is No Death

After we had been speaking for a little while, Mahesi Caplan said:

“This might be an outrageous thing to say, but over the past few decades, I have been having this thought that there is no death.”

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