Facing Death to Live Fully

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January 5, 2010

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Tami Simon speaks with Ed Bastian a Buddhist scholar, teacher, filmmaker, and president of the Spiritual Paths Foundation, an organization that provides retreats, classes and advanced programs on interfaith studies. He is also the coauthor of the Sounds True book Living Fully, Dying Well. Ed Discusses what he calls “the gift of death,” what science tells us about consciousness outside the body, and the transformation that occurs when we face death full on. (44 Minutes)

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Facing Death to Live Fully

Tami Simon speaks with Ed Bastian a Buddhist scholar, teacher, filmmaker, and president of the Spiritual Paths Foundation, an organization that provides retreats, classes and advanced programs on interfaith studies. He is also the coauthor of the Sounds True book Living Fully, Dying Well. Ed Discusses what he calls “the gift of death,” what science tells us about consciousness outside the body, and the transformation that occurs when we face death full on. (44 Minutes)

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