Meaning of Death

The First Precept: Reverence for Life

Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted Dec 24, 2016

The First Precept is born from the awareness that lives everywhere are being destroyed. We see the suffering caused by the destruction of life, and we undertake to cultivate compassion and use it as a source of energy for the protection of people, animals, plants, and minerals

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From Death Anxiety to Death Acceptance

Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.

Posted Dec 23, 2016

All human drama is, to a great extent, a story of how human beings cope with the terror of death, and how they overcome death anxiety through a great variety of conscious efforts and unconscious defense mechanisms

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LIFE TIPS: The stages of life. What we all go through!

World Peace Newsletter

Posted Dec 22, 2016

Although each of us is unique in thousands of ways, we all share the human experience of being born, living and dying. It is helpful to realize that we are not alone when it comes to dealing with life’s challenges and setbacks

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Living with Dignity and Palliative Counseling

Paul T. P. Wong
Catherine Stiller

Posted Dec 21, 2016

Euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to spark strong emotional reactions and heated debates. Proponents on both sides of the controversy have presented compelling arguments based on individual rights, compassion, medical ethics, and societal responsibility

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The Meaning of Indigenous People’s Suffering

Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.

Posted Dec 15, 2016

During my research I have been struck by the suffering inflicted on Indigenous people by their technologically powerful but incredibly Ethnocentric Monocultural colonizers. Once these colonizers managed a foothold on foreign lands they set about to impose their value systems composed of Christianity, Democracy and Capitalism upon the occupants of the colonized lands.

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Meaning of Life and Meaning of Death in Successful Aging

Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.

Posted Dec 14, 2016

I can never forget the angry reaction from a number of seniors right after the key- note address on successful aging at a major gerontological society convention. The speaker was a prominent authority on the topic, yet his message was met with disapproval and even anger from a small group of seniors standing close to me…

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Meaning Management Theory and Death Acceptance

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Dec 13, 2016

Imagine yourself on board a train, which is out of control and doomed to end in a fatal crash. Nothing can be done to slow it down or to change the track. Worse still, there is no exit – no one can get out of the train. As a passenger, how would you cope? What would ease your death anxiety?

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Pope John Paul II on the Meaning of Life and the Dignity of Suffering

Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Posted Dec 5, 2016

Pope John Paul II died on April 2, 2005. A sea of pilgrims are descending on Rome to pay their last respect to their long-serving, long-suffering spiritual leader. The world is united in celebrating his lifetime extraordinary achievements. Accolades and tributes continue to pour in from all over the world, and significantly, from prominent leaders of other faith traditions

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