Tragedy Led me to the Dharma | Secular Buddhist Association

Tragedy Led Me To The Dharma

I had a very personal article published by the Secular Buddhist Association.

I sometimes think the deaths of my parents led me directly into Buddhism.
When I was fourteen years old my dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He was in his early 50s.
I remember when he told me. He had been having stomach problems for a while and he saw a doctor and they found the cancer. Just like that.
At first they thought that he could be treated with surgery. The doctors thought they would simply cut him open and take out his stomach. (apparently we can live without one)….

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About Daniel Scharpenburg

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher living in Kansas City. He gives online teachings through the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world. His writing has appeared in Lion's Roar, Patheos, Tattooed Buddha, and Elephant Journal.

1 Response

  1. I’m sorry you lost your parents when you were still quite young. I’m glad you found meditation and the Dharma and that it’s helpful for you. Thanks for sharing your story.

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