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  • E d i t e d b y J O N A T H A N S . W A T T S

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    Buddhist Care for theD

    ying and Bereaved

    ISBN 978-1-61429-052-0 US$22.95Wisdom Publications Boston

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    A wonderful contribution to the emerging discussion on how to develop spiritual, compassionate support for the dying in our society.

    Anyen Rinpoche, author of Dying with Confidence

    Watts and Tomatsu provide an unprecedented look into modern Buddhist practices ofcaring for the dying and bereaved. This book is an indispensible field manual for contempla-

    tive caregivers, and a must-read for anyone drawn to end-of-life care.

    Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller, editors of The Arts of Contemplative Care

    A valuable and amazing resource! These incisive accounts from different cultures offer cruciallessons on what has been lost and gained in our understanding of care of the dying over the past

    hundred years. This collection is a must for those of us involved in chaplaincy care.

    Pat Enkyo OHara, guiding teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

    S I N C E I T S B E G I N N I N G , Buddhism has been intimately concerned withconfronting and understanding death and dying. Indeed, the tradition emphasizesturning toward the realities of sickness, old age, and deathand using those veryexperiences to develop wisdom and liberating compassion. In recent decades,Buddhist chaplains and caregivers all over the world have been drawing on thistradition to contribute greatly to the development of modern palliative andhospice care in the secular world at large. Specifically Buddhist hospice programshave also been further developing and applying traditional Buddhist practices ofpreparing for death, attending to the dying, and comforting the bereaved.

    Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved contains comprehensive overviews of thebest of such initiatives, drawn from diverse Buddhist traditions, and written bypractitioners who embody the best of modern contemplative hospice careprograms practiced all over the world today.

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  • Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved

    edited by

    Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu

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    in collaboration with the Jodo Shu Research Institute (JSRI)

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  • Wisdom Publications199 Elm StreetSomerville MA 02144 USAwww.wisdompubs.org

    2012 Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu

    All rights reserved.

    No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photo graphy, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system or technologies now known or later developed, without permission in writing from the publisher.

    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Buddhist care for the dying and bereaved : edited by Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshi-haru Tomatsu. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-61429-052-0 (pbk. : alk. paper)1. Terminal careReligious aspectsBuddhism. 2. BereavementReligious aspectsBuddhism. I. Watts, Jonathan S., 1966 II. Tomatsu, Yoshiharu, 1953 . R726.8.B83 2012 616.029dc23 2012025779

    ISBN 9781614290520eBook ISBN 9781614290636

    16 15 14 13 125 4 3 2 1

    Cover design by Phil Pascuzzo. Interior design by Gopa & Ted2, Inc. Set in ITC Galliard Pro 10.5/15.

    Wisdom Publications books are printed on acid-free paper and meet the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Production Guideli nes for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.

    Printed in the United States of America.

    This book was produced with environmental mindfulness. We have elected to print this title on 30% PCW recycled

    paper. As a result, we have saved the following resources: 15 trees, 7 million BTUs of energy, 1,230 lbs. of greenhouse gases, 6,669 gallons of water, and 446 lbs. of solid waste. For more information, please visit our website, www.wisdompubs.org. This paper is also FSC certified. For more information, please visit www.fscus.org.

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  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Jonathan S. Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    JAPAN: Challenges of Caring for the Aging and Dying Carl B. Becker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    JAPAN: Tear Down the Wall: Bridging the Premortem and Postmortem Worlds in Medical and Spiritual Care Yoshiharu Tomatsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    JAPAN: True Regard: Shifting to the Patients Standpoint of Suffering in a Buddhist Hospital Moichiro Hayashi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

    JAPAN: The Vihara Movement: Buddhist Chaplaincy and Social Welfare Yozo Taniyama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

    USA/JAPAN: One Dies as One Lives: The Importance of Developing Pastoral Care Services and Religious Education Mari Sengoku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

    TAIWAN: The Development of Indigenous Hospice Care and Clinical Buddhism Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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  • vi buddhist care for the dy ing and bereaved

    THAILAND: The Seven Factors of a Peaceful Death: A Theravada Buddhist Approach to Dying Phaisan Visalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

    CAMBODIA: Actualizing Understanding: Compassion, AIDS, Death, and Dying among the Poor Beth Kanji Goldring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

    UNITEDKINGDOM: The Birth of a New Culture of Active Dying: The Role of Buddhism in Practices and Attitudes Toward Death Caroline Prasada Brazier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

    GERMANY: Buddhist Influences on the Scientific, Medical, and Spiritual Cultures of Caring for the Dying Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

    USA: Being with Dying: The Upaya Institute Contemplative End-of-Life Training Program Joan Jiko Halifax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

    USA: Zen Approaches to Terminal Care and Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

    USA: Listening to the Dharma: Integrating Buddhism into a Multifaith Health Care Environment Julie Chijo Hanada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

    Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

    Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

    About the Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301

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  • Introduction

    Jonathan S. Watts

    Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved: Past and Present

    Buddhist understandings of death and of practices developed for dying and the specific moment of death have been hallmarks of the tradition since its beginning in India twenty-five hundred years ago. Over the last forty years, they have been an important part of the global revival of Buddhism, especially in the Westfrom the popu-larization of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, to Zen poetry about death, to Theravadan meditation on the decaying body, to belief in the wel-come of Amida Buddha on ones deathbed. Today there is a plethora of new titles by various authors on how to use Buddhist teachings and practices to face death and the dying of loved onesa quick search for Buddhism and death on amazon.co

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