Facing the Fear of Death

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It’s natural to want to look away from the inevitable reality of death but Buddhism teaches that death is an alternate phase of life and makes up a larger universal cycle. To understand death is to deepen our understanding of and appreciation for life.

Today’s guest, John Plummer, of Cold Spring, NY, shares how facing his fear of loss improved his relationships and deepened his work as a film and TV writer.

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Cheat Sheet

07:20 John tries chanting 10 years after encountering Buddhism

12:30 Starting a career in film and TV writing

14:15 Experiencing a sudden loss

18:13 The Buddhist view of life and death

24:50 Facing the fear of losing his son

35:35 Deepening his art through understanding death

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