Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Lessons from the Dying

Foreword by
Joseph Goldstein

Lessons From the Dying could also be called ‘lessons for the living’ because of the courageous honesty revealed in so many of the stories told here... It is a wise and gentle reminder of the great mystery that illuminates life.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma and A Heart Full of Peace

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224 pages, 6 x 9 inches
$16.95
ISBN 9780861711406

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Are a person’s perceptions and values altered when facing the end of life? Do the dying see the world in a way that could help the rest of us learn how to live? This book takes us into the lessons of the dying. Through the words and circumstances of the terminally ill, we become immersed in their wisdom 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 everyday 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, the lessons of the dying become a blueprint for our own growth.