Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16 where he studied Buddhism as a novice, and was fully ordained as a monk in 1949. His teachings and practices aim to appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds, intending to offer mindfulness practices for more Western sensibilities.
I have recently been made aware of Eckankar, a fairly new form of true religion introduced to the modern world in 1965 by Paul Twitchell. The teachings of Eckankar are not new, they have been on earth since the dawn of human history yet Paul Twitchell separated spiritual truths from the cultural trappings which had surrounded them and in so doing brought forward a new form of true religion.
Human being is the hope; he is the society, he is the separate human individual, he is the factor which brings about this chaos. Therefore he is the world and the world is him.
People have always wondered what if anything lies beyond the grave. Is death the end of existence, an entry into eternity, or an intermission between earthly lives? Approximately 25 percent of Americans believe reincarnation occurs when the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, comes back to Earth in a newborn body.
Pam Reynolds Lowery from Atlanta, Georgia was an American singer-songwriter. In 1991, at the age of 35, she had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation. Her NDE is one of the most notable and best documented in NDE research because of the unusual circumstances under which it happened.
"The Tibetan Book of the Dead" refers to the "Bardo Thodol" which translates to Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, a funerary text intended to guide one through the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth.
If a man die, shall he live 'again'? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Till my release should come. Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions?