“Lessons For The Living,” by Stan Goldberg

October 1, 2010

lessons for the living

Given the fact that we’re all going to die, it’s remarkable how little thought most of us give to the actual process of dying. In Lessons For The Living Stan Goldberg seeks to illuminate this most universal of experiences by sharing the lessons he learned during his time as a hospice volunteer.

Title: Lessons For The Living
Author: Stan Goldberg
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 978-1-59030-676-5
Available from: Random House, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com.

What drew Goldberg into volunteering was the discovery that he himself was living with an incurable cancer. Part memoir and part practical guide, this book should be of interest to us all, and in particular … Read more »

“Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master,” by Amy Schmidt

January 23, 2007

book cover Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Windhorse Publications (UK).

In this highly enjoyable book, we are offered a moving and inspiring account of one woman’s journey from misery and heartache to the calm and steady freedom brought about by learning to let go. The secret to her success? Simple awareness, the core of what the Buddha himself cultivated in his own struggle to gain inner freedom from the cycles of suffering caused by emotional reactivity. As Dipa Ma often reminded her students, “The whole path of mindfulness is this: Whatever you are doing, be aware of it.”

For this remarkable woman, an Indian “householder” with a daughter and young grandson, daily life included … Read more »