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The Death Dhamma Podcast

Jun 29, 2021

As an eleven-year-old monk, Venerable Sumitta attended the funerals of community members. He did not like it, but his teacher insisted. And in time, he learned that he could be of comfort to his community and that everyone would face death.

Young Venerable Sumitta was no stranger to death.  His father died, when he was...

Jun 15, 2021

Mary Stancavge ( told me, that she views the world through the lens of having an undefended heart. 

She is open to whatever shows up in her life. She seeks to be vulnerable. She encouraged me to consider the many ways in which we armor ourselves. Her undefended heart led her to say yes when...

Jun 12, 2021

Death? That's one of her favorite topics! This is what Mary Stancavage ( told me, as she joyfully agreed to speak to me. 

Understanding that there is death is different than navigating grief. It is dealing with grief that challenges so many of us. And each loss we grieve is different.