3 Replies to “Krista Tippett with Roshi Joan Halifax on rites of passage, rituals and death”

  1. In all traditional-spiritual cultures the theme of death is an important one, and comes sharply into focus during rites of passage into manhood or womanhood.

    Today, although we see depictions of violence every night on the television, the meaning of death is never discussed. We never see the dying (at least if we are not related to to them, but merely neighbors, etc.), and as such was trivialize death.

    The Samurai meditated on their mortality, and their impending death, every day. So too in esoteric Freemasonry, and in certain schools of Buddhism. Only in this way can one discover, not so much what is beyond death, but what is worth living for, and how one should live.

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