Sumeru News — Death

Linda Hochstetler on the Social Work Me podcast

Death or On Episode 27, Social Worker/Psychotherapist and Author Linda Hochstetler joined the show to talk about her new book 21 Days to Die: The Canadian Guide to End-of-Life as well as a wide range of topics surrounding death and dying. On this episode we cover: • Linda’s path in Social Work • Personal Experiences with death  • Death cafes (CBC Article) • Eastern vs. Western views/culture around death  • Role of social workers at end-of-life • Importance of planning around death • Mysticism surrounding death • Alternative and complementary therapies • Role and benefits of volunteering in Hospice •...

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21 Days to Die: The Canadian Guide to End of Life

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Coming soon! ISBN 978-1-896559-72-8 (pbk)  /  $19.95 CAD 160 pages, 6.14 x 9.21 in  /  Illustrated (charts + diagrams) About the Book For most people with advancing diseases, there are signs that death will be soon. Diseases have many trajectories, but at a certain stage, the ceasing of life becomes certain, with a predictable sequence. At 21 days, there are usually no more treatment options with any real promise of quality of life. Death is a mystery, and we don’t want to take all the mystery away. However, there are steps we each can take to be fully, effectively present...

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Buddhist Chaplaincy workshop and classes

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I recently received this information from Chris Ng, director of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, about an upcoming panel discussion on Buddhist Hospice and Palliative Care (at Hart House, University of Toronto, January 11, 2020) and two in-depth courses, Introduction to Buddhist Counselling and Buddhist Contemplative Care at End of Life. May I invite you to an afternoon of panel presentations and discussion on Buddhist Hospice and Palliative Care at Hart House, U of T (Jan 11, 2020, 1 - 5 pm) 1st panel: Historical Development of Hospice & Palliative Care and the Role of Volunteers Panelists:  Linda Hochstetler, MSW, RSW, Social Worker...

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Guns and Engaged Buddhism

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This excerpt is from my recently-published book, BODHISATTVA 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists. It's one of 108 topics. This one is about guns, and it comes from the section of the book on violence. In all, the book has more than 500 online resources for deeper study and networking. GUNS “On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead.” Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America There is no Buddhist justification for guns. There is no way to “normalize” gun violence. There is no karmic upside to the business of making and selling guns,...

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Bernie Glassman tribute

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Richard Bryan McDaniel, chronicler of all things Zen in the West, forwarded this Bernie Glassman Roshi tribute, and asked if I would publish it here. I heartily agreed. Personal Impressions About Zen master and Social Activist Bernie Glassman Roshi  by Monika Jion Winklemann, Dharmaholder, Zen Peacemaker Circles. Founder, Not-Knowing-Sangha Bonn International The news reached me Sunday night through my ex. “Did you hear that Bernie died?” No, I hadn't. For once, I hadn't been on Facebook for a few hours because I had been attending, with my sister, a concert and a reading by the actress Iris Berben in memory of...

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