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Lions Roar : September 2009
SHAMBHALA SUN SepteMBer 2009 26 become worm food, and then we might become something else. Who knows? the daoist Chuang tzu laughed and banged on a tub after his wife died, say- ing, “my wife has left me.” then a friend said, “how can you possibly laugh when your wife is dead?” “We lived together,” Chuang tzu said. “We had children. We had a wonderful time. now she has transformed. Why should I be sad?” the Confucians were appalled by this because it seemed to show no respect for the dead. Tell me about Japanese death poems. on the verge of death, Zen monks write a haiku or short elegiac poem. they pro- nounce it, and then set aside their ink brush, cross their arms, straighten their back, and die—often in the meditative position. It’s pretty impressive [laughs]. an example of one of these poems is “the joy of dew drops in the grass as they turn back to vapor.” there’s a wonderful story of a Zen buddhist monk from the twelfth century who preached to his disciples and then sat in the Zen position and died. When his followers complained he died too quickly, he revived and harangued them for a bit longer. then he died five days later. this was about controlling the moment of his death. Which philosopher’s death appeals to you most? I like Wittgenstein’s . he was diagnosed The Victorians had difficulties with sex, but they had a powerful death culture and were very good at commemorating it. We’re the opposite. We can talk about sex until we’re blue in the face, but we cannot face death. August7-9 Khandro Rinpoche Discovering True Love: The Four Immeasurables October 9 - 10 Dharma Youth and Family Conference Co-Sponsored with the Northwest Dharma Association Early December Sogyal Rinpoche Topic to be decided. Check our website for more details Previous Teachers have included: His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Khenchen Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Pema Chodron Lama Tsultrim Allione Cheri Huber ...and more to come in 2010! For more information, or to register, visit nalandawest.org or call 206.529.8258