The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
11 Local Warehouse Self Help- Grief
25 Remote Warehouse Self Help- Grief

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

by

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this long-awaited book of inspiring and practical teachings, Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax offeres 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, facing their own death, or 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.

Synopsis:

The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifaxs decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying persons care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same.

Synopsis:

Inspiring teachings, personal stories, and meditations for being with a dying person and contemplating the transformative power of death, by a Zen teacher who has worked with the dying for thirty years.

The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds–as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifaxs decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Here Joan shares her experiences and wisdom from her Being with Dying project based on Buddhist principles. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same. Her seasoned, realistic approach to caring for and being present with people in the last stages of life is especially encouraging.

About the Author

Joan Halifax, PhD, is a Zen priest and anthropologist who has served on the faculty of Columbia University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. For the past thirty years she has worked with dying people and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School, and many other academic institutions. In 1990, she founded Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist study and social action center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1994, she founded the Project on Being with Dying, which has trained hundreds of healthcare professionals in the contemplative care of dying people.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590307182
Author:
Halifax Roshi, Joan
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Foreword by:
Byock, IRA
Foreword:
Byock, IRA
Author:
Halifax Roshi, Joan
Author:
Halifax, Joan
Author:
Byock, IRA
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Emergency medicine
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 0.75 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Making a Change for Good: A Guide to... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. When parents die :a guide for adults Used Trade Paper $7.50
  3. The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for... Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation... Used Hardcover $1.48
  5. Matters of Life and Death: Finding... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  6. Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming... Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Death and Dying
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Grief
Metaphysics » General

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9781590307182 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifaxs decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying persons care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same.
"Synopsis" by , Inspiring teachings, personal stories, and meditations for being with a dying person and contemplating the transformative power of death, by a Zen teacher who has worked with the dying for thirty years.

The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds–as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifaxs decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Here Joan shares her experiences and wisdom from her Being with Dying project based on Buddhist principles. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same. Her seasoned, realistic approach to caring for and being present with people in the last stages of life is especially encouraging.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.