Being With Dying

Being With Dying

Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
In this long-awaited book of inspiring and practical teachings, Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax offers the fruits of her many years of work with dying people. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person's care, who are facing their own death, or who are wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process.

Halifax offers lessons from dying people and caregivers, as well as guided meditations to help readers contemplate death without fear, develop a commitment to helping others, and transform suffering and resistance into courage. She says, "Why wait until we are actualy dying to explore what it may mean to die with awareness?"

A world-renowned pioneer in care of the dying, Joan Halifax founded the Project on Being with Dying, which helps dying people to face death with courage and trains professional and family caregivers in compassionate and ethical end-of-life care.

Baker & Taylor
Viewing the process of dying in terms of a rite of passage, a Zen teacher introduces her contemplative approach to the dying process that draws on her thirty years of working with the dying, as well as the principles and practices of Buddhism, to provide comfort, inspiration, courage, and practical skills for those dealing with death. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Viewing the process of dying in terms of a rite of passage, a Zen teacher introduces her contemplative approach to the dying process that draws on her thirty years of working with the dying to provide comfort and inspiration for those dealing with death.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781570624698
1570624690
Branch Call Number: 616.029 H
Characteristics: xix, 204 p. ;,24 cm

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Aug 31, 2016

Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to deal with the death of two people that were a significant part of my life and all the misery that went with it. What I want to know is, what is the point of grief, why is it so awful to the point that you feel your own life is not worth living, why is the experience so shocking and what do we really gain from it. I know I am not the same person and that everything is different now, I don't view that as a bad thing really but what it took me to get to the other side of this is something I find hard to deal with and I wonder what your thoughts are on grief? Can we ignore it and just get on with our lives because some people seem able to do that, whereas I couldn't carry on, I couldn't even function at all for months and months. Maybe that's a tough journey

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