The Buddha taught maranassati (Mindfulness of Death), to remind us of the truth of existence; our life is impermanent and death is an inescapable fate. Frequently reflecting on the reality of death creates a sense of urgency in our spiritual practice and helps us understand the very meaning of life.
Join Bhante Akaliko for a guided death contemplation and discover how thinking about death can help us lead a happier and wiser life.
Akaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. He is the spiritual director of Little Dust and founder of Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community. Bhante Akaliko is also the spiritual advisor of Central West Buddhists and a chaplain at Western Sydney University. He sits on the boards of the Buddhist Council of NSW and the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils.
Bhante Akaliko went forth as a monastic in 2016 and received full ordination with Ajahn Brahm at Bodhinyana monastery in 2017. He lived for several years with Bhante Sujato at the Monastery at the End of the World in Sydney and now lives as a wandering monk, looking for a place to settle and shake off the dust.
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