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What We Can Learn From The Buddhist Perspective On Death

People who practise Buddhism believe that death is part of a natural process, and the process of coming into life and going out in death does not signify the ultimate end. Instead, death is just another transition from one life to another. Here’s what you need...

Understanding Afterlife In Taoism: What Does It Mean?

Taoism has complex religious and philosophical teachings that have made many people enthusiastic about learning its concepts. One popular teaching in Taoism is the concept of life after death. Such teachings are important as they help individuals to provide the best...

4 Essential Tips To Write A Meaningful Condolence Message

It is no secret that death is a common eventuality for every human. At some point, the people that we know and love, or even ourselves, will be battling grief following the death of a loved one. During such difficult moments of grief, be it during a Taoist or Buddhist...

3 Common Questions You Might Ask At A Chinese Funeral

In recent years, Chinese funerals have become much more simple than the rituals that are seen in the past. However, many – especially the younger generation – will find that there are still many Chinese funeral customs that they don’t fully understand. They may know...

How Funerals And Wakes Have Transformed Amidst A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is undoubtedly one of the most severe pandemics of the modern world. Many sectors of the world’s economy have been hard hit, and everyone’s lives have been affected by new arrangements like mask-wearing, social distancing, and...

Ways To Express Your Condolences To A Buddhist Family

It’s hard to know what to say to someone who’s dealing with the loss of a loved one. In most instances, a simple ‘I’m sorry for your loss’ or ‘My thoughts and prayers are with you’ is customary – but it never feels enough. The hard truth is, there’s probably no...

Funerals And Memorial Services: Are They Any Different?

Funeral services and memorial services are by far the most commonly misunderstood terms in the context of funerals. Some call them funerals, while some like to call them memorial services. What’s the difference? What is a funeral? Strictly speaking, a funeral...

Key Reasons Why Cremation Is The Popular Way To Go

No one enjoys talking about death. Yet, it is crucial to give a thought to matters about the end of life. To some people, the way they depart from earth is as important to them as celebrating life. The common decision to make is this: cremation or burial? For a number...

Addressing Common Misconceptions Of The Buddhist Religion

Religion and beliefs are easily misunderstood, especially for a major one like Buddhism. While you may have heard of the main tenets of Buddhism, like the 4 noble truths, other aspects of Buddhism will probably not be familiar to those outside the faith. Even if you...

5 Things To Consider When Planning A Buddhist Funeral

Dealing with the grief of a lost loved one is never easy. But often, families need to also settle administrative tasks and arrangements for the deceased’s funeral, all while battling their own emotions. Having a clear guide of what needs to be arranged can vastly...