Can spiritual practices that inform our ideas about death alleviate fear of death? Can they lead to human flourishing? To explore these questions, I will examine the Buddhist practice of death meditation, assessing the practice both theologically and scientifically, then discussing the merits of this practice toward the purposes of human flourishing. I will end with an exploration of the potential ministerial applications of Buddhist death meditation.
Stock, Kayla. 2018. The Art of Dying as the Art of Living: Exploring Buddhist Death Meditation as a Path to Human Flourishing. Obsculta 11, (1) : 61-74. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol11/iss1/6.