Meditating on the Idea of Death
It’s been a practice of Buddhist monks–a rite called Maranasati–which get its practitioners visualizing, contemplating, and normalising death. Psychologists have even started saying that these kind of practices should have a place in contemporary life.
Rachel Menzies, a Psychologist and PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, and her father prof. Ross Menzies have toured around Australia to raise awareness of this issue with their workshops of ‘corpse meditation’. Not only do they claim that this contemplation can resolve the root issue of many disorders, death anxiety–but it could even make you happier.
We had her on to discuss.