The purpose of this meditation is to generate the belief that we have used our life wisely in light of death, and that we have attained Buddhahood spurred on by our realisation of death.

sunsetI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then tried to imagine what it would be like to have a completely clear mind, free from all obstructions and all fear. In this state, death would be a mere appearance which would come and go as unremarkably as the passing of day into night. I would be completely at ease with death, untroubled and peaceful.

I tried to keep my mind focused on this feeling, with the recognition that I have no obstructions and no fear because I used each and every day to improve and perfect my mind.

I tried to keep my attention on this feeling for the rest of the meditation.


May all beings have no obstructions and no fear, and pass utterly beyond perversity to attain the final nirvana.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to practice the six perfections and go for refuge constantly throughout the day.