Losing a loved one can be a heart-wrenching experience regardless of which religion is practiced. Generally speaking, Buddhist funeral rites include an altar to the deceased as part of the funeral service. Meditation and/or prayers may take place and, after the service, the body is cremated. Occasionally, after the wake, the body is cremated so the cremation service and funeral act as one.
Traditionally, the attire/practices for a family at a Buddhist funeral consists of the following:
- White clothing or…
- Regular clothing covered with traditional white cloth.
- Armband or headband may be worn.
- To symbolize the need for support due to grief, mourners may walk with sticks.
- Appropriate prayers or sutras may be sung or chanted.
The number of days a body is kept by the family can differ, depending on circumstances. It is not unheard of for the family to keep the body as long as seven days, down to three days.
Some individuals involved in the Buddhist religion have gotten away from old-school traditions but many Buddhist families still do insist upon honoring age-old practices.
About Our Buddhist Funerals
People come together, mark the passing of a loved one, and
celebrate life at religious funerals. These are important steps in dealing with
a loss. For any number of cultures and faiths, time-honored customs and
traditions exist. After the loss of a loved one, by turning to their faith,
many people find solace. To assist in the grieving process, a faith-based
ritual or service can be invaluable.
We will do everything in our power to accommodate religions, beliefs, practices, wished od the deceased, etc.
How American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Crematory Home Can Help
End of life events can include various procedures and
protocols for different religions. In some cases, how the body is dressed,
handled, cleaned, etc. must adhere to tradition. Numerous places of worship can
be used for ceremonies.
We understand that loved ones find peace through the implementation of religious obligations fulfilled through protocol. For this reason, we work with various religions including the following:
- Christian Funeral Services
- Jewish Funeral Services
- Orthodox Funeral Services
- Catholic Funeral Services
- Hindu Funeral Services
- Islamic Funeral Services
- … and more.
Our expressed goal is to provide an authentic experience that conforms to a religion’s customs, protocols, and traditions with each form of religious service. Nothing will be left to chance because we'll work with both the family and the clergy to make sure everything is done right.
Why Should You Work with American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home Crematory for Buddhist Funerals?
For many years, we have helped community members arrange
religious funerals, including Buddhist services. We have a deep respect and
understanding of the critical role played by beliefs and traditions in the
lives of many. Any requirements and/or facilities will be accommodated so that
your loved one will be given the religious sendoff they deserve.
Let us know what makes you feel comfortable. Our team prides itself on being flexible. Regardless of your faith, never hesitate to give us a call.
If you have questions about our religious funeral services, including Buddhist services, contact us at your earliest convenience. You can call us on (432) 563-9767 or send us an email at [email protected].