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Buddhist Monk Blesses A Dead Man

This is an incredible blog. I could have re-blogged many posts, but my suggestion is to take a few minutes and spend time there. The posts restore any lagging faith in human kindness and compassion.

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A Prayer For The Dead

An elderly person passed away in the waiting hall of the Shanxi Taiyuan train station, China. A monk who happened to be waiting for his train went forth, held the deceased’s hand, and proceeded to bless him.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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  1. I volunteer at a nursing home. Today, one of the ladies I’ve visited for years has moved to death’s door. I gave her a kiss on the forehead and told her that I love her. Since we are both Roman Catholic, I also presented her with a fragment of the Body of Christ, for her journey.

    • That is a lovely and kind gesture. We were talking on the weekend about the lack of visiting that many seniors receive and it is nice to know that there are people with such kindness as you Don. Take care.

  2. Thank you for the reblog 🙂

  3. Thanks Ivon. I’ll head over there. But not before I’ve said a more general thanks for your own blog. I’ve especially enjoyed some of your travel photos and commentary in recent weeks. Yours is such a spectacularly beautiful country and your enjoyment of your travels is a tonic for your readers. Thank you for taking the time to share your joys – as well as your inspiring words and poetic finds. Peace for you and yours as ever. In friendship: Simon

  4. Thank you for paving the way to this wonderful blog. Namaste.

  5. Your blog brings up topics that are unique and interesting. Your blog name fits you perfectly! beebeeswolrd


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