“[In death,] so many people experience – whether or not they had a religious conviction – the surrender to a state of consciousness, a state of being, so much greater than what they thought they were during this lifetime.”
Three contemplative scholars and practitioners – Rev. Cynthia Carter Perilliat, Dr. Eva Natanya, and Dr. Nigel Hamilton – explore the difficult topic of mortality. In this episode, they will discuss how we can deal skilfully with the inevitable fact of death, and what can death and dying teach us about life and living.
Drawing on the teachings of major religious traditions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Sufism, they will also talk about the transformations that our consciousness undergoes during the process of dying, and why meditating on death and impermanence can support our personal growth and the development of inner qualities.
This dialogue was recorded as part of our event on Death and Rebirth organised in collaboration with Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, and it was moderated by Scott Snibbe, host and producer of the meditation podcast ‘A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment’.