Management of the Dead from a Buddhist Perspective
This article from the International Committee of the Red Cross discusses how Buddhists around the world approached death and dying before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discusses the Buddhist cycle of birth, death, and rebirth and the impact of restrictions on funeral rites caused by the pandemic. The article also discusses the funeral rites of individuals such as a fully enlightened Buddha, a disciple of a Buddha or a Pacceka-Buddha, or a wheel turning monarch known as a Cakkavattirāja. The article includes burial recommendations for Buddhists from the International Committee of the Red Cross. The article features a PDF link giving more details on death and dying in Buddhism.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
International Committee of the Red Cross, "Management of the Dead from a Buddhist Perspective" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Ritual. 52.