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Buddhist Funerals

Question:

Can you advise me please; what is a Buddhist’s preference when he/she passes: burial or cremation? Is it an individual choice or more like the Catholics who lean toward burial. I’d appreciate your comments on my question.

Answer:

Generally speaking, it doesn’t matter. Historically, cremation is usually the procedure, but that’s just the tradition in the East. . . . → Read More: Buddhist Funerals

Koan: Shoun & His Mother

Koan: Shoun & His Mother

Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother.

Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when he visited monasteries he could not live with the . . . → Read More: Koan: Shoun & His Mother