Rinpoche’s Take on Death & Why it’s Feared So Much in the West.

Yesterday evening I had the great honour & privilege of having Geshe Lama Ahbay Tulku Rinpoche visit my home for the 3rd year running. With a small gathering of spiritually minded people, we ate together, laughed together (what an infectious laugh he has) and shared some great philosophical discussion.

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After supper we all moved to my healing & meditation room for Q & A about Buddhism & life in general before taking part in the dedication prayer.
One of the questions raised during our discussion was this…… Why do you think Westerners have a deep rooted fear of death?

Rinpoche’s response;
Maybe it’s because in the West, the main focus is on materialism. The media is all about materialism, as are the newspapers & Internet. It’s all about products that make you feel and look good giving you the false hope of regaining youthfulness. We know the hope is false because from the moment we’re born, we are physically moving towards eventual death. That’s the cycle of life really – no escaping it. Then when illness & sickness comes it’s a terrible shock because we thought we were invincible. Death is something we Westerners choose not to talk about because it’s considered morbid & dark, but we all want a comfortable death surely? But, if we’re ever going to prepare for the inevitable event of death properly we must discuss it in life.

Rinpoche’s words gave me some great food for thought and so I’d like to put these 2 questions out to the universe…..

1, What are your thoughts on death?
2, Where are you going after death?

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17 Days in Colour – Bronze

Bronze
Well we’ve reached the final day of our 17 days in colour and we’re looking at the colour Bronze.

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Bronze is the colour of stability, sexuality & sensuality. People who favour the colour bronze tend to be passionate & loyal both in relationships & friendships.
When it comes to health, wearing bronze helps with depressive illness alongside combatting the feelings of loneliness. Bronze brings things together, stabilising emotions and grounding. It’s the colour of warmth and eradicating cold emotions & low mood so if you’ve experienced any form of trauma and feel numb or void of emotion, wearing or surrounding yourself with bronze can help to break down the walls.
The esoteric/magickal benefits of Bronze are Love and passion, positive relationships in love, friendship and business, career promotions, negotiations. If you’re about to do exams or are preparing for a job interview, bronze is the strongest most powerful colour you can wear.
Because Bronze is connected closely with grounding and stability, it’s connected to the root chakra so wearing bronze can help keep this chakra functioning well.

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