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Being With The Dying


by author and teacher Joan Halifax.

On his deathbed, Plato was asked to summarize his life's work. He replied: "Practice dying." In the 2,000 years since Plato offered this wise admonition, we have developed many practices associated with living. But what of the practices associated with dying? Being with Dying is a response to this question: an approach to death that is kind, open, and dignified, and which allows us to explore the meaning of death in the experience of our own lives and through the lives of others.

Founded by Joan Halifax, Being with Dying began as a project to help healthcare professionals and their patients learn to "see death and know life in terms of compassion and awakening." Distilled from this influential program, the Being with Dying audio learning course combines Eastern and Western psychology, philosophy, and contemplative practices from many spiritual traditions. This innovative, hands-on approach has taught medical professionals, social workers, clergy, community activists, and spiritual seekers an elegant path for taking the fear out of the dying experience. In gently caring for the dying, we also learn to care more wisely for the living - and for life itself.

Often in our culture, life is equated with success and death with failure. Being with Dying honestly examines death and dying - not in terms of medical success or failure, but as a possibility for awakening. Join Joan Halifax and learn key practices for creating a calm, mindful, sacred space where life and death are brought into the full light of awareness.

The treasure of compassion
Mindfulness meditation for caregivers and dying people
Unlived lives and our fear of dying
How to work together with friends and family members touched by a death in the family
Key Buddhist mindfulness practices for death and dying
Bodhicitta: awakening our hearts
The "Six Perfections" in being with dying
Tibetan phowa practice and the transfer of consciousness
Dissolution of the Body after Death practice
A new vision of death, and much more.

6 Cd's, 7.5 HOURS

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