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Self Care

  • Relax well – with music, bathing, nature, massage, meditation, walks, exercise, writing.

  • Nourish yourself – healthy food, rest, prayer & spiritual input / pastoral guidance, meditation, yoga.

  • Set limits – make priorities, request time out.

  • Be willing to ask for and receive help and support.

  • Try to stay in the moment, let go of the past (gone forever), don’t worry about future fantasies.

  • Eliminate expectations and you won’t be disappointed!

  • Cultivate a vast perspective, awareness of our own suffering and that of all others.

  • Balance with humour and find joy in appreciating one’s own and others’ kindnesses.

  • Reinvest the positive energy by dedicating the experience, one’s efforts, the results without judgement to the highest welfare of all, as extensive as possible.

Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. 


© Amitabha Hospice Service Trust

The future happiness of the deceased which can be heaven or birth in a Pure Land (Buddhist).This can be done even after the body has been dead for some hours but it is best done before the body is cold.

In the days and weeks following the death especially for the first 49 days one can help the dead person’s mind/spirit by avoiding harming others, generating love and compassion, doing kind actions, making charity and specific prayers and practices that their spiritual teachers recommend and dedicating this positive energy to the mind/spirit of the deceased, wishing only peace and happiness for them and rebirth in the presence of their God or Buddha.

For Buddhist prayers to help the dying transition.



© Amitabha Hospice Service Trust

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