Grief & Loss
Grief and Loss Prayers
Prayer for Freedom From Suffering
May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending
May those who find themselves in trackless,
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.
- The Buddha
TAGS: Parenting, Fearful Wilderness, Healing, Power, Illness, Comfort, Social Justice, Befriending, Aging, Guidance, Suffering, Compassion, Beings, Beneficent Celestials, Buddhism, Peace, Violence & Disasters, Protection, Depression, Fear, Body, Hope, Faith, Illnesses
Grief & Loss Groups
More on Grief
It’s still something you’ll always remember, when a loved one passes way. What do you do when it happens to you? Here are several ways to cope with this loss.
Children feel the same acute sense of loss that adults do. But often they need an adult to guide them through it.
Children don't always understand death or grief, but parents can offer a helping hand.
There are a wide range of feelings: positive ones such as love, joy and appreciation, as well as those considered negative such as anger, sadness, fear, grief or embarrassment. They all play an important role. Expressing feelings in constructive ways helps and heals our bodies, relationships and families. Here are some principles and tips.
Novelist Isabel Allende shares the amazing story of how her daughter's death brought her to a new understanding of giving. She is the author of "The House of the Spirits" and niece of assassinated Chilean president Salvador Allende. This essay is from "This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women," which was inspired by the popular NPR show.
A pediatric chaplain receives helpful tips on grieving the death of a child.
Middletown was a typical suburb of New York, where people didn't seem to need one another. Then 9/11 happened.
His wife is going through menopause and grieving the loss of her mother. How should he support her?