30 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

What About Death!‪?‬ karuna.org.au

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 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

    Celtic Paganism and how it sees life, death and rebirth with Pagan Elder Linda Ward

    Celtic Paganism and how it sees life, death and rebirth with Pagan Elder Linda Ward

    In this episode, Tsultrim speaks with Linda Ward, a Pagan Elder and member of Pagan Hearth Incorporated in Queensland, Australia. Linda explains what Celtic Paganism is and how its belief in the cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth can bring comfort at the time of death.  Linda tells how their view of death is part of a continuous cycle of life and is not something that ends in oblivion and therefore should not be feared. Linda talks about how this cycle of life, death and rebirth is part of the web of life that connects all things in the present and the past. 
    This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Shannon Callander and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 31 min
    Carked It! – Can a card game about death actually be fun?

    Carked It! – Can a card game about death actually be fun?

    In today’s episode, Tsultrim speaks with Simon Lowe, the creator of a fabulous card game called “Carked It!”.  Simon developed this, at times, very funny card game as a way of connecting people and opening the door to friends, family and even strangers, to talking about life, death and beyond in a light-hearted, fun, and positive way. As we all know, death is certain, but the manner and time of our death is uncertain. But this lovely card game will surprise and undoubtedly ease you gently and with lots of humour, into the important conversations that we all need to have about the inevitability of our death, the importance of life and to ensure we prepare well for both…..before it’s too late.
    Learn more about Carked It! here: https://carkedit.comLearn more about Simon's work with the Good Death Impact Network, The Ageing Revolution and PikMe.
    This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Shannon Callander. Special thanks to Werner Mathiuet and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 33 min
    Pema Düddul: The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the 21st Century - Part 2

    Pema Düddul: The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the 21st Century - Part 2

    Today's episode is a continuation of Tsultrim's conversation with Dr. Pema on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, how we can apply some of its techniques to our daily lives as a way of living our best life and how it can help us to prepare for when death comes. 
    Pema tells us more about impermanence, rebirth and the type of meditation encouraged by Padmasambhava, the author of this profound and ancient book.  Dr Pema explains how this information and these techniques are neither difficult to understand nor to apply and can be utilized by anyone, anytime.  

    Read Pema Düddul's book Luminous Awareness - A Guidebook to Natural Awakening in Life and Death.
    Jalu Buddhist Meditation Centre - https//:www.pristine-awareness.org
    This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Shannon Callander and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 28 min
    Pema Düddul: The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the 21st Century - Part 1

    Pema Düddul: The Tibetan Book of the Dead in the 21st Century - Part 1

    On today’s episode Tsultrim is pleased to welcome Dr. Pema Düddul back to the podcast to talk about his recently released book “Luminous Awareness – A Guidebook to Natural Awakening in Life and Death”. This book is a guide to understanding the profound work called The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) which was taught by Padmasambhava many hundreds of years ago in Tibet. It guides us through the dying process into the interval between death and the next rebirth. Pema explains how these beautiful teachings and practices can be applied today in the 21st Century by anyone, anytime, as a way to prepare for death, to have a good rebirth and even perhaps to experience liberation from suffering.
     This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Shannon Callander and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 37 min
    Dr Libby Sallnow on The Value of Death: Bringing Death Back into Life

    Dr Libby Sallnow on The Value of Death: Bringing Death Back into Life

    On today's episode of What About Death!?, Tsultrim speaks with Dr Libby Sallnow, a palliative care consultant and researcher from London in the UK. Dr Sallnow has been a leader in developing social and public health approaches to death, dying and loss for over two decades and she was recently the first author of the Lancet Commission "The Value of Death: Bringing Death Back into Life." This fascinating commission explores how we understand death in the 21st Century and considers the implications of the various systems that determine how we die. Dr. Sallnow offers insights into how we can develop a "realistic utopia" in relation to dying, death and grief that is hopeful, intentional and actually values dying and death. 

    Read the Lancet commission on The Value of Death: https://www.thelancet.com/commissions/value-of-death
    Learn more about Dr Sallnow and her work: https://www.endoflifecare.be/libby-sallnow

    This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Shannon Callander and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 39 min
    Pema Düddul: Memory and Memoir and their value to understanding dying, death and grief

    Pema Düddul: Memory and Memoir and their value to understanding dying, death and grief

    In today’s episode of What About Death!?, Tsultrim speaks with Dr Pema Düddul, a Director at Pristine Awareness: Foundation for Buddhist Practice and an internationally recognised Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition. Pema is also recently retired from his position as the Associate Professor of Writing, Editing and Publishing at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.
    Pema has a wide range of published work, including research papers, novels and scripts for stage and screen. One particular area of interest for him has been memoir writing, particularly in the context of understanding the dynamics of memory and how together memory and memoir can help us at the time of death and with our grief.
    This episode of What About Death!? is hosted by Tsultrim and edited by Werner Mathiuet. Special thanks to Shannon Callander and the whole Karuna team.
    Brought to you by karuna.org.auFollow What About Death!? on social media: @whataboutdeathpodcast
    Our music is Bling Heights by Ahjay Stelino.
    If listening to these podcasts raises any concerns or issues for you please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Didee15 ,

Such important discussions

This is a great podcast that gives really important info about aspects of death and dying so that some essential conversations can happen internally and externally for me…love it

Boyosaur ,

Essential Listening

We don’t talk about death enough and we all need to face up to the fact that it’s a natural and normal part of life. And that all people are entitled to a ‘good death’ experience. I really enjoy the different perspectives and stories shared about a topic that is often avoided.

tess triggs ,

Samuel Johnson

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

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