The Resource Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock

Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock

Label
Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death
Title
Being with dying
Title remainder
cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death
Statement of responsibility
Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Zen teacher Joan Halifax has been helping both the dying and their caregivers to face death with courage and compassion for three decades. Here, Joan offers the fruits of her work, providing comfort, inspiration, and practical skills for all those who are in the process of dying or who are charged with a dying person's care. Her teaching, based on Buddhist principles, emphasizes that we have the ability to open up to and rely on our inner strength, and we can help others who are suffering to do the same. Joan offers stories from her personal experience as well as guided exercises and contemplations to help readers meditate on death without fear, develop a commitment to helping others, and transform suffering and resistance into courage.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halifax, Joan
Dewey number
616/.029
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.H35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 789.D4
NLM item number
H173 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Death
Label
Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A path of discovery : the lucky dark -- The heart of meditation : language and silence -- Overcoming the porcupine effect : moving past fear into tenderness -- The wooden puppet and iron man : selfless compassion, radical optimism -- At home in the infinite : dwelling in the boundless abodes -- You are already dying : realizing impermanence, selflessness, and freedom -- Fictions that hinder and heal : facing truth and finding meaning -- The two arrows : I am in pain and I am not suffering -- Giving no fear : transforming poison into medicine -- Take care of your life, take care of the world : seeing my own limits with compassion -- The jeweled net : communities of care -- Wounded healers : the shadow side of caregiving -- Doorways to truth : from fear to liberation -- Embracing the road : how we remember, assess, express, and find meaning -- Between life, between people : how we forgive, reconcile, express gratitude, and love -- The great matter : there is no one right way -- The broken pine branch : deaths of acceptance and liberation -- Gratitude for the vesel : care of the body after death -- River of loss : the plunge of sorrow -- Afterword : being one with dying
Control code
ocn175055107
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781570624698
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007042003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)175055107
Label
Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death, Joan Halifax ; foreword by Ira Byock
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A path of discovery : the lucky dark -- The heart of meditation : language and silence -- Overcoming the porcupine effect : moving past fear into tenderness -- The wooden puppet and iron man : selfless compassion, radical optimism -- At home in the infinite : dwelling in the boundless abodes -- You are already dying : realizing impermanence, selflessness, and freedom -- Fictions that hinder and heal : facing truth and finding meaning -- The two arrows : I am in pain and I am not suffering -- Giving no fear : transforming poison into medicine -- Take care of your life, take care of the world : seeing my own limits with compassion -- The jeweled net : communities of care -- Wounded healers : the shadow side of caregiving -- Doorways to truth : from fear to liberation -- Embracing the road : how we remember, assess, express, and find meaning -- Between life, between people : how we forgive, reconcile, express gratitude, and love -- The great matter : there is no one right way -- The broken pine branch : deaths of acceptance and liberation -- Gratitude for the vesel : care of the body after death -- River of loss : the plunge of sorrow -- Afterword : being one with dying
Control code
ocn175055107
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781570624698
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007042003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)175055107

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