In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole. Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. The knowledge and practical methodology on how to recognize the truth of everyday impermanence, make use of it in order to prepare for death and lead a meaningful life will be presented from the point of view of various Buddhist traditions.
In the Buddhist teachings there are detailed descriptions of the dying process which can provide us with new perspectives when facing sickness and in times of crisis as well as when caring for the dying.
Is there something that underlies the whole of our life? Is there ’something’ that does survive what we call death? Maybe this is something to be curious about.
Why is this topic so relevant for our society?
Buddhist perspectives on the wholeness of life and death result in values that cultivate human closeness and care, especially when life is difficult. The Congress aims to contribute to the German Social Charter for Care for the Seriously Ill and the Dying.