18 episodes

"What About Death" is a podcast exploring the many and varied experiences and perceptions of dying and death. Every two weeks, Tsultrim, an Australian Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, talks to people from around Australia and the world, listening to their insights and views and bringing this important subject out of the dark and into a place where we consider... everything you wanted to know about death but were afraid to ask!

An initiative of karuna.org.au

Disclaimer: The views expressed on these podcasts may not reflect the wider views of Karuna Hospice Service. The content of these podcasts are for general information only and you should not rely upon that information without seeking further advice from appropriate sources.

If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

"What About Death" is a podcast exploring the many and varied experiences and perceptions of dying and death. Every two weeks, Tsultrim, an Australian Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, talks to people from around Australia and the world, listening to their insights and views and bringing this important subject out of the dark and into a place where we consider... everything you wanted to know about death but were afraid to ask!

An initiative of karuna.org.au

Disclaimer: The views expressed on these podcasts may not reflect the wider views of Karuna Hospice Service. The content of these podcasts are for general information only and you should not rely upon that information without seeking further advice from appropriate sources.

If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Bindi Irwin on life, death and grief

    Bindi Irwin on life, death and grief

    In this episode Bindi Irwin, world renowned conservationist, television personality, Wildlife Warrior, and daughter of Steve and Terri Irwin of the world famous, Australian Zoo shares her experience following the death of her father when she was just 8 years old. Bindi tells us how her life experience growing up so closely to wildlife both at the zoo and in the wild has given her a remarkable understanding of the cycle of life, death and grief. She explains how this has given her purpose, hope and a joy for life. Bindi tells us how the events of her past and present shape how she is moving into the future with her own family.

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim. Our editors are Adair Sheppard, Werner Mathiuet, Shannon Callender, Ryan Drover, and Kiara Fauzi. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au

    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/

    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 41 min
    Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell: Death, end of life care and the importance of family in the indigenous community in New Zealand

    Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell: Death, end of life care and the importance of family in the indigenous community in New Zealand

    In today's episode, Tsultrim speaks with Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell a Research Fellow at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and a founding member of the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group. Through her personal and professional experience as a Maori woman, Tess explains her perspective on end of life care, the importance of spirit, culture and family in the death process and how these can provide the love, respect and support that is needed as the end of life experience draws near in Maori families.

    www.teipuaronui.co.nz

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim. Our editors are Adair Sheppard, Werner Mathiuet, Shannon Callander, Ryan Drover, and Kiara Fauzi. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au

    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/

    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 42 min
    Dr. Kriss Kevorkian: Why do humans have difficulty living in harmony with nature? (part 2)

    Dr. Kriss Kevorkian: Why do humans have difficulty living in harmony with nature? (part 2)

    The death of the natural environment and its inhabitants are unprecedented and in the main caused by humans. Dr. Kevorkian shares how we as human beings can value our natural world rather than see it as another commodity to be exploited. She explains how we can develop a recognition and understanding of the importance of our interdependence of nature and how this education will further harmony and solidarity with our world and its inhabitants.

    www.drkkavorkian.com

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim. Our editors are Adair Sheppard, Werner Mathiuet, Shannon Callander, Ryan Drover, and Kiara Fauzi. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au

    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/

    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 27 min
    Dr Kriss Kevorkian: What is environmental and ecological grief? (part 1)

    Dr Kriss Kevorkian: What is environmental and ecological grief? (part 1)

    In this episode of What About Death, Tsultrim speaks with Dr Kriss Kevorkian, a Climate Thanatologist from Washington State in the USA. In part one, of this two part series, Dr. Kevorkian explains environmental and ecological grief and why we humans often experience grief reactions to the death of ecosystems and the extinction of animal and plant species. She also explains her research of the Southern Resident Orca Whale and how they are working hard to try and prevent the extinction of this very endangered ocean mammal.

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim. Our editors are Adair Sheppard, Werner Mathiuet, Shannon Callander, Ryan Drover, Kiara Fauzi. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au
    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/

    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 27 min
    Roly Sussex: Why is death such a negative concept?

    Roly Sussex: Why is death such a negative concept?

    In this episode, I speak with Emeritus Professor, Roly Sussex who has been the presenter of ABC Brisbane's long running program "A Word in Your Ear." He has studied and researched language for many decades and today he shares his significant insights into our use of language and how it relates to our perception of death. Roly explains how language and the visual representations we create of death contribute to what he says has probably become the most negative concept in the English language.

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim and was edited by Adair Sheppard. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, Werner Mathiuet, Shannon Callander, Ryan Drover, Kiara Fauzi, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au
    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/

    Music: Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 30 min
    Dr Joanne Cacciatore: Traumatic death and how the pain, grief and heartbreak that follows can be transformed (part 2)

    Dr Joanne Cacciatore: Traumatic death and how the pain, grief and heartbreak that follows can be transformed (part 2)

    In this episode of What About Death, Tsultrim speaks with Dr Joanne Cacciatore, a tenured Professor at Arizona State University in the USA and author of the best selling book, "Bearing the Unbearable - Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief." Dr Cacciatore is also the founder of the MISS Foundation and the Selah Carefarm, and she recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry documentary series on Mental Health, "The Me You Can't See". Dr Cacciatore's area of expertise is traumatic death and the grief that follows. In part two, of this two part series, Dr Jo tells us about the Selah Carefarm in Arizona, the magic it offers, and why connection is such a fundamental part of healing after traumatic death.

    https://www.missfoundation.org

    https://www.missfoundation.org/selah-carefarm

    This episode of What About Death is hosted by Tsultrim and was edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Verena Coombs, Joshua Byrd, Adair Sheppard, Shannon Callender, Ryan Drover, Kiara Fauzi, and the whole Karuna team.

    Brought to you by karuna.org.au
    https://karuna.org.au/donate-karuna/


    Music: Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino

    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

tess triggs ,

Samuel Johnson

Thoroughly enjoyed the conversation about such an important issue.
Looking forward to future episodes.
Allan English

peacewithprevail ,

A very interesting and affirming podcast

All episodes have been interesting and moving, especially Samuels experiences and courage. Such an important topic to discuss and really comforting and kind to hear all these different ideas, experiences and protocols about and around death. The host has a very kind and soothing voice.

Mulvi49 ,

Brilliant, interesting podcast.

An honest conversation about death through different experiences in life. A podcast that can open up a much needed conversation on an event in life that will happen to us all.
Thoughtfully presented and incredibly interesting topics.
Looking forward to the remaining series.