TITLE

Last Call

AUTHOR(S)
MacFarquhar, Larissa
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
New Yorker;6/24/2013, Vol. 89 Issue 18, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist monk in Japan who works with suicidal individuals. Details are provided on Nemoto's exercises designed to confront death and suffering, such as creating a list of activities to accomplish prior to death and reenacting a funeral ceremony. Information is provided on the suicide rate of Japan, which was nearly twice that of the U.S. by 2013. Nemoto's family history is discussed, as well as his education and training to become a monk.
ACCESSION #
88782679

 

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