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Why make offerings of light?

Why make offerings of light?

Why make offerings of light? In its most basic context, the act of making an offering in Buddhist tradition enables one to practice generosity in giving, to express gratitude and respect, and to...

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Ancestral Tablets

Ancestral Tablets

The significance of ancestral tablets Ancestor worship is a practice that occupies a supreme role in the religious and social life of Chinese society. Deeply rooted in the all-important virtue of...

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Memorial options for cremations

Memorial options for cremations

Memorial options for cremations Upon cremation, the ashes or “cremains” are usually collected by the crematorium and returned to the family in an urn. At this stage, it is up to the bereft family to...

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Burial versus cremation

Burial versus cremation

Burial versus cremation When referring to burial or cremation, this usually relates to the final stage of the funeral involving the disposition of remains. In burial, the remains are interred whole...

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The Funeral

The Funeral

The Funeral Funerals tend to be very spiritual in nature and are generally dependent on the deceased’s cultural and religious background. The customs and practices may vary from place to place even...

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Nirvana Life Plans

Nirvana Life Plans

Nirvana Life Plans Funeral planning is a complex and sensitive matter. Whether as a pre-plan or an immediate need, knowing where to begin and deciding what needs to be done can be daunting for many,...

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Who should pre-plan?

Who should pre-plan?

Who should pre-plan?   There are people in their 20’s and 30’s considering pre-planning, while there are people in their 40’s and 50’s who may think it’s too early to even think about it....

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