Green burial, home funerals, sacred ceremony while sitting with the dead and dying: these are just a few things I think about in relation to my own death. I’ve attended a number of deaths, first while a support group facilitator for people with HIV/ AIDS and their loved ones, then as a volunteer hospital chaplain. The Buddhist teachings have a ‘Bardo,’ an in-between place for the soul at the time of physical death, as we get our bearings in another dimension between lifetimes. For whatever reason, I am very comfortable in the sacred ground of a death room, and have developed inner techniques to connect with the person who is leaving and help them have a gentle and easy passage.