Lessons from the Dying [NOOK Book]

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Through the words and circumstances of the terminally ill, Lessons from the Dying immerses the reader in the wisdom of the dying and in our own mortality. The dying speak to us in direct and personal ways, pointing toward a wise and sane way to live. In language we can all understand, Rodney Smith extends the conversation about death to people of all ages and states of health. Through exercises and guided meditative reflections at the end of each chapter, these lessons of the dying become a blueprint for our own...
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Overview


Through the words and circumstances of the terminally ill, Lessons from the Dying immerses the reader in the wisdom of the dying and in our own mortality. The dying speak to us in direct and personal ways, pointing toward a wise and sane way to live. In language we can all understand, Rodney Smith extends the conversation about death to people of all ages and states of health. Through exercises and guided meditative reflections at the end of each chapter, these lessons of the dying become a blueprint for our own growth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861718917
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 548,743
  • File size: 469 KB

Meet the Author

Rodney Smith, a guiding teacher for the Insight Meditation Society, has taught insight meditation since 1984. He is a former Buddhist monk and worked in hospice care for seventeen years. The author of Lessons From the Dying and Stepping Out of Self-Deception, he founded and guides the Seattle Insight Meditation Society.

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving-kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts, where he continues as one of the resident guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students, he established the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and, later, The Forest Refuge. A seminal figure in the emergence of Buddhism in the West, Joseph is the author of numerous books including One Dharma. He lives in Barre, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Great resource for Hospice work

    This book is being used as a support and discussion tool for our Hospice Volunteers as well as our Threshold Choir members when we sing bedside to hospice patients.

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