A meditation for loved ones who have died

Universal Meditation for All
By Tulku Thondup

The following meditation is based on principles of Buddhism, but have been tailored to be universal and multi-religious.

In the sky above, imagine that you are seeing the source of blessings in the form of beings of light. These beings of great beauty, and total openness are sending light rays of warmth and joy in all directions with love.

See that beams of blessing light are radiating from the source of blessings. These blessing lights are filling the whole atmosphere with a feeling of great peace and joy that dispels all the darkness of confusion, sadness, and fear.

Hear the singing sound of celebratory words, sounds, or prayers filling the atmosphere like a symphony. Feel the boundless joy, amazing peace, and total openness created by the vibrations of sound.

Think and feel that the deceased person is seeing the beautiful blessing lights, hearing the soothing sounds, and feeling the boundless love, peace, and openness, the qualities of the blessing light.

Finally, feel that you and the deceased person are merged in an indivisible state, in the womb of the boundless light of total peace and joy. Rest and relax in it for as long as you can. Do this again and again.

Now and then, express strong aspirations by thinking of saying, “May [name of the deceased] be with the blessing lights and enjoy peace and joy now and in all his or her future lives.

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