Death Cafe profile for Paul Veliyathil

Location: United States

About Paul Veliyathil:

I am Hospice Chaplain and I have been working with death and dying for a dozen years. Awareness of death which constantly reminds me of the impermanence of everything has profoundly changed my life. I am looking forward to learning from and contributing to this forum.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

Found it by accident. Looks like a great resource for my hospice work

Thoughts for sharing:

Die before you die and find out there is no death - Tich Nah Hahn

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Paul Veliyathil's posts on the Death Cafe website

New Blog post: Death Denial

Posted by Paul Veliyathil on April 29, 2016, 7:14 p.m. 2 comments

Death is a taboo topic among humans. The denial and discomfort about this dreaded topic is beautifully and humorously depicted in the recently released book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant: A memoir by Ros Chast, staff cartoonist for the New Yorker.

In my line of work as a hospice chaplain, I find that a lot of patients with terminal diagnosis, are afraid or reluctant to talk about the D word. Once, the ...

New Blog post: Arguements for Afterlife for the non-religious

Posted by Paul Veliyathil on Dec. 11, 2013, 7:33 a.m. 51 comments

The topic of death is front and center in my line of work as a hospice chaplain. A corollary topic that immediately follows is the question of life after death. Most of my patients, especially those with a Christian religious background believe in after life; Those from non-religious backgrounds are usually non-believers in life after death. Their view was best articulated by one of my Jewish patients thus: “When you are dead, you are dead ...

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