Buddhist Berevement

Lauren, Grant, Elaina, Jill, Natalie, Kristina

Buddhist Traditions

Religious memorial services are traditionally held on the third, seventh, forty-ninth, and one hundredth day after death. The services may be held at family home or at a monastery. The family can chose to limit the participation to only family members or may invite the larger community to participate. In contrast to American traditions, the mourners wear white instead of black.
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Importance of flowers-

The flowers show thoughtfulness from others for the person that passed away. It is a way for the people to show their care if they can't be there.
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Buddhist Offerings & Flowers

"Offering in the name of the dead" (mataka-dana) is performed 3 weeks after the funeral service and then annually. This is when the deceased's survivors hold an almsgiving on the deceased's behalf. Flowers and fruit are common offerings.

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