Death and Culture
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...own demise” (Tang, 1999). They openly accept death as a stage of a new beginning. Although grieving is collectively practiced by both cultures, Buddhism views and deals death positively.
In terms of practices, the time it takes for the entire funeral, burial services and the wake is 3-5 days. In this time, some families may choose to have a private service. Jay D. Schvaneveldt, PhD (1989) said that the occasion is “very personal and meaningful to the people involved.” He added that in the past 40 years, cremation of the dead has become widely accepted, although many of the families followed traditional... Although death is universal, various cultures have different views in terms of death, dying and...