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Religious Opinion on Scattering Ashes

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what do the various churches think about ashes

Religious opinion on scattering ashes Different religions have their own view concerning ashes and cremation, below is a broad overview of religious doctrine relating to ashes. We recommend readers to speak to the relevant faith leader when deciding how best to scatter ashes. Buddhist According to the Theravada tradition, Buddhists cremate the body of the […]

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Is Germany starting to embrace modern ashes memorialisation?

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The UK ashes memorialisation has flourished over the past few years. Now I think the reason it has flourished in the UK is threefold: Cremation has been the most common funeral for people for many years and people tend to be more developed in their thinking of how ashes can be used for memorialisation We […]

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Hindu and Sikhs adopting British Rivers due to the Pandemic

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The global pandemic has had many unforeseen consequences. There is a significant ash related one: the amount of Hindu and Sikhs that have adopted rivers in the UK to carry out the final funeral rites of having ashes immersed in water. Historically many families with origins in the sub-contentment would make the trip back to […]

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Is there a Hindu Celebrant out there?

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hindu celrants for funeral

This is sort of an appeal. I would dearly love to know if there are any Hindu Celebrants out there. As most of us in the field of work know there has been a large rise is the number of celebrants out there, for those not in the know – celebrants are people that guide […]

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Does the act scattering ashes release the soul?

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Soul ashes

I don’t tend to write about spiritual matters very often, mainly because I don’t feel qualified. However, a phone call from a customer the other day got me thinking, the conversation went something like this: Are you still operating boats for scattering through COVID-19? Yes, but with reduced number of attendees. Is it true the […]

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Ashes on a Road Trip – Indian Movie

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indian hindu ashes road trip

There has not been much in the way of films and film festivals this year, however Tokyo manged to have theirs and there was one entrant from India. Karkhanisanchi Waari – Ashes on a Road Trip Synopsis: The Karkhanis family is the last joint family in Pune. When the eldest patriarch in the family passes […]

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Cremation Ashes as a Marketing Ploy

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ashes used as a naughty marketing ploy

Nothing new in the world they say. Well perhaps, but this is certainly different. There is a famous restaurant in the Las Vegas called the Heart Attack Grill. Its whole method of promotion is entirely paradoxical. It is famous for telling you that their food is very very bad for you. They are in the […]

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Sky Burials in Japan

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Japanese sky burials

Sky Burials in Japan The Japanese have caught onto the idea of Sky Burials: ashes taken high into the sky and scattered on the edge of the stratosphere. I spotted this article in the Times, it is interesting for a few reasons. The article says that Balloon Kobo the company came up with the idea, […]

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I stumbled across an Ash Scattering Ceremony

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scorhill stone circle scattering ashes

I have been writing about this for years, hundreds of blogs on the subject and attended a few scattering ashes ceremonies, I have seen evidence of where people have scattered ashes – both well and not so well. However, I had not witnessed one as a third party before. Sunday just gone was the longest […]

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