RAFT Journal

Openness, clarity and respondability

This “motto” of raft, the Trust’s bi-annual journal from 1989-2006, was coined by its founder and former Editor, Ray Wills, who also co-founded the Buddhist Hospice Trust (with Dennis Sibley).

Until Autumn 2006, Raft was published twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, was available by subscription only (Ù5/US$10 per annum), and was delivered post-free to subscribers worldwide. Almost all the articles in it have been contributed by BHT supporters, usually from their lived experience, in plain language. The Journal aimed to promote “open-ended questioning: genuine enquiry, and exploration into the great matters of birth and death, the conditioned and the deathless, time and the timeless, selfness and the selfless” (the words quoted are those of its founding editor, Ray Wills).

You can read sample articles from back copies (see below). Views expressed in raft articles and reviews are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Trustees of the Buddhist Hospice Trust.

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Previous RAFT Article

DYING BY THE BOOK BY DORIEN MIRAS

“The aim of this article is to explore a simple question: can Tibetan beliefs and practices related to death and dying be translated and interpreted for modern Westerners without misunderstanding and confusion?”

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LIVING THIS YEAR AS IF IT WERE YOUR LAST BY CAROLINE SHERWOOD

An Experimental New Year Retreat – Raft Issue 23, Spring 2003


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DO WE NEED A BUDDHIST HOSPICE?

An Interview with former BHT Chairman Dennis Sibley


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ON DEATH AND DYING BY VENERABLE SUCITTO BHIKKHU

This extract is from a talk given at a Buddhist Hospice Trust Seminar in London on 21 February 1987. Raft Issue 23, Spring 2003


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EUTHANASIA: SOME QUESTIONS FOR BUDDHISTS BY KEN JONES

Raft Issue 28, Autumn 2005


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SPIRITUALITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE BY RAY WILLS

This article is an edited extract from handwritten notes that Ray Wills circulated privately to members of the Inner Work School in 1991. Raft Issue 28, Autumn 2005


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PURPOSE, MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE IN OUR LIVES: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE BY MICHAEL LEWIN

Raft Issue 26, Autumn 2006

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SUICIDE AND BUDDHISM BY STRUAN HELLIER

Raft Issue 26, Autumn 2006


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MEDITATION AND THE ART OF DYING BY DENNIS SIBLEY

This article is based on a talk given at The Buddhapadipa Temple in London on 20 June 1995. Raft Issue 26, Autumn 2006


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