Garry Shandling Will Be Buried A Buddhist
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For many people, Garry Shandling has always been one of the many Jewish comedians and celebrities who have contributed immeasurably to American comedy. Today, however, we are learning that Garry was actually Buddhist for the big part of his life and that he will actually become a monk in death.
More precisely, he will be part of a special Buddhist ceremony during which a deceased person becomes a Buddhist monk after death. According to the sources, he will be wearing casual clothes and his head will be shaved by a Buddhist monk. He will then be laid to rest holding a card with the Five Precepts of Buddha. People present will then light incense and chant (led by the monk) to guide Garry’s spirit to the beyond. The ceremony will be held next month and it will be a very intimate one.