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Lessons To Learn From The Concept Of Reincarnation

Many Buddhists believe in some form of reincarnation. While there is some disagreement on how exactly reincarnation ‘works’, there’s no denying that beliefs in reincarnation can greatly affect one’s actions in this lifetime. For some, reincarnation offers hope. For...

Helping Children Understand Death And Cope With Grief

Death can happen to anyone. From the death of our first pets, to the death of elderly relatives – some of our first encounters with death are fuzzy at best. If you have young children, you might be wondering what’s the best way to explain the situation to them. The...

Getting To The Heart Of ‘Suffering’ In Buddhist Teachings

Buddhism is a belief with several core principles. One of which is the concept of ‘suffering’, which is central to how Buddhists view life. At its essence, the first noble truth of Buddhism teaches that ‘Life is suffering’. What does this mean for Buddhist believers?...

Ways For Helping The Elderly Cope With Grief And Loss

Grief and loss are realities of life. At some point in our lives, we are bound to experience grief and loss, or have someone close to us facing grief and loss. Consequently, it follows that older people might have experienced more instances of grief and loss, on...

Lessons To Learn From Buddhist Funerals Around The World

Death is a fundamental commonality across all cultures worldwide. But it is how these cultures deal with death that is different. The world is transforming at an alarming rate, and people worldwide are adapting to the needs surrounding death and funerals. While many...

Learning About Chinese Superstitions Surrounding Death

Taboos and superstitions are found in almost every culture – and in the Chinese culture, taboos relating to death abound. While times have changed and many people might not subscribe to these superstitions any longer, exploring some of these taboos can give us a...

Giving Condolence Money: What’s The Right Amount To Give?

Before visiting a Chinese funeral in Singapore, there are a few things to prepare. Some of them include dressing appropriately, and being aware of what to say to the bereaved family. One thing that you also shouldn’t forget to do is to bring along some cash. At...

Cause & Effect In Buddhism: What Is Karma & Reincarnation?

Like with most big religions in the world, there are many variations of Buddhism and Buddhists. However, one of the key doctrines that most Buddhists agree on is the principle of cause and effect – otherwise known as ‘karma’. Karma governs the view of believers...

Advice On Dealing With Grief During The Holiday Season

To most people, the holidays and festive season is a time to look forward to. And why not? These are times for getting together, thanksgiving, gift-giving, and feasting. However, for a number of people, the holidays may remind them of reasons to grieve, such as the...

What You Should Know About Death & Afterlife In Taoism

Taoism is a religion that has existed for many centuries and is still being practised in Singapore today. Taoism signifies “the way” or the “doctrine”, and emphasises living in harmony with the universe. Some varieties and aspects of Taoism has...