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Oct 01, 2010

“Lessons For The Living,” by Stan Goldberg

lessons for the livingGiven 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.

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 to those of us wondering how to best help our loved ones as they approach the end of life.

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Jan 23, 2007

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

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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 all of the mundane tasks we …