In this follow-up episode to our early December shows titled “Mormons Encountering Death”(MM 430–432), former hospice chaplain and meditation and contemplation teacher Phil McLemore joins Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon for a deep dive into spiritual practices and insights that can help one prepare (and prepare now!) for our eventual death. Combining discussions of scripture, both Biblical and LDS, with training and sensibilities from contemplative traditions, the two speak directly to the causes of the fear and anxieties that often lead to our denying our mortality or refusing to consider the dying process and working toward it becoming less terrifying—and possibly even beautiful.
May these 90 minutes be a source of wisdom and potential comfort to you, as well as a spur to greater integration of death into our daily consciousness.
Philip G. McLemore, “Mormon Mantras: A Journey of Spiritual Transformation,” Sunstone, April 2006.
Philip G. McLemore, “The Yoga of Christ,” Sunstone, July 2007.
327–328: “Explorations in Depth—The Two Lost Sons and Growing in God,” Mormon Matters, 12 April 2016.