Rodney Smith Lessons from the Dying

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Lessons from the Dying

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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 growth.

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"In "Lessons from the Dying", Rodney Smith shares with clarity and compassion 15 years of insights and skillful means learned from working with the dying. Schooled in Buddhist meditation, Rodney brings clarity and a straightforward approach to these 'lessons' which makes them quite practical for the deepening of the mind as well as the broadening of the heart. He offers to the dying first, and the rest of us by association, an increase in loving presence."--Stephen Levine, author of Meetings on the Edge and Who Dies?

"Filled with his wise and rich experience, this is a valuable book of practice, stories and meditations."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

"In this book, the richness of Rodney's years of meditation practice combine with his years of working with those dying and those left behind. It is a clear, practical and compassionate combination. The book rests on Rodney's profound dedication to the truth, which shines through in the text, the stories, the reflections and the exercises."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness

""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....Rodney skillfully guides us through the subtleties and nuances of our own assumptions, hopes, and fears, and shows the possibility of living and dying with an open heart. [This book] is a wise and gentle reminder of what faces us all, a reminder that death is the great mystery that illuminates life."--Joseph Goldstein, author of Insight Meditation

""Lessons from the Dying" is a personal and heartfelt exploration of the human spirit and our inevitable encounter with death."--Joan Halifax, co-author of The Human Encounter with Death

"In "Lessons from the Dying," Rodney Smith shares with clarity and compassion 15 years of insights and skillful means learned from working with the dying. Schooled in Buddhist meditation, Rodney brings clarity and a straightforward approach to these 'lessons' which makes them quite practical for the deepening of the mind as well as the broadening of the heart. He offers to the dying first, and the rest of us by association, an increase in loving presence."--Stephen Levine, author of Meetings on the Edge and Who Dies?

"In Lessons from the Dying, Rodney Smith shares with clarity and compassion 15 years of insights and skillful means learned from working with the dying. Schooled in Buddhist meditation, Rodney brings clarity and a straightforward approach to these 'lessons' which makes them quite practical for the deepening of the mind as well as the broadening of the heart. He offers to the dying first, and the rest of us by association, an increase in loving presence."--Stephen Levine, author of Meetings on the Edge and Who Dies?

"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....Rodney skillfully guides us through the subtleties and nuances of our own assumptions, hopes, and fears, and shows the possibility of living and dying with an open heart. [This book] is a wise and gentle reminder of what faces us all, a reminder that death is the great mystery that illuminates life."--Joseph Goldstein, author of Insight Meditation

"Lessons from the Dying is a personal and heartfelt exploration of the human spirit and our inevitable encounter with death."--Joan Halifax, co-author of The Human Encounter with Death

About 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 ofLessons 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 includingOne Dharma. He lives in Barre, Massachusetts.

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