From the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    May I be the doctor...until everyone is healed.

    May I be a protector to those without protection
    A leader for those who journey
    And a boat, a bridge, a passage
    For those desiring the further shore.

    May the pain of every living creature
    Be completely cleared away
    May I be the doctor, the medicine
    And may I be the nurse
    For all the sick beings in the world
    Until everyone is healed.

    Just like space
    And the great elements such as earth,
    May I always support the life
    Of all boundless creatures.

    And until they pass away from pain
    May I also be a source of life
    For all the realms of varied beings
    That reach unto the ends of space.

Sogyal Rinpoche


Dealing with Death & Dying in Medical Education and Practice, AMSA Convention March 30, 2001
Compilation of resources for this presentation, Website, and image © 2001 Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS.
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