(Infinite) Extension of Human Lifespan – What Would a Buddhist Say?

I have just returned from Rotterdam where the World Congress of Bioethics was held. It is a big event, with almost 1,000 participants coming from all over the world. The names of the participants look almost an international Who's Who in bioethics, a broad field that comprises philosophy, sociology, law, medicine and many others. Among … Continue reading (Infinite) Extension of Human Lifespan – What Would a Buddhist Say?

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How to Care for Dying Children

One of the activities of Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche during his visit to Thailand this year is that he gave a keynote lecture at the international conference on child palliative care at Landmark Hotel in Bangkok. The topic was "How to Care for Dying Children." Here are some excerpts of what he talked. Rinpoche started by … Continue reading How to Care for Dying Children

Ethics and Contexts, or Is Killing Permissible in Some Way?

One of the interesting topics discussed during the plenary panel last Saturday at the IABU Conference in Wang Noi was on the question whether it is all right in Buddhism to do something that looks really bad but with the right intention, so that the action is not totally bad after all. This came up … Continue reading Ethics and Contexts, or Is Killing Permissible in Some Way?

Buddha Amitabha and Mindfulness of Death in the Tibetan Tradition

Conference and Meditation Training on “Buddha Amitabha and Mindfulness of Death in the Tibetan Tradition” Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University 27-28 January 2007 The Thousand Stars Foundation is organizing a conference and meditation training on the Buddha Amitabha and on practicing mindfulness of death according to the Tibetan tradition. ‘Amitabha’ means ‘boundless light’ … Continue reading Buddha Amitabha and Mindfulness of Death in the Tibetan Tradition