Sacred Passage How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying

ISBN-10: 1590300173
ISBN-13: 9781590300176
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
Authors: Margaret Coberly
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Drawing on the wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this text offers practical advice on how to overcome fear and denial of death, how to appreciate the spiritual opportunities inherent in the dying process, and how to be of real assistance to the dying.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Death in Western Health Care
The Problem of Death Denial
The Prevailing Medical Paradigm
Nursing School and Death Denial
Emergency Room Practice
Death Denial in the Community
A Broader View of Healing
Kubler-Ross and the Plight of the Dying
Palliative Care and Healing
Healing and the Power of the Mind
Reflecting on Death
Awakening to Impermanence and Facing Death
Death's Scythe
Questioning Assumptions
Resources from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Ceaseless Transformation
Dependent Origination: The Truth of Impermanence
Karma: Form and Shadow Remain Linked
Ordinary Mind: The Worlds We Find Ourselves In
Enlightened Mind: The Light Within
Rebirth: The Realms of Cyclic Existence
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: An Instruction Manual
The Eight Stages of Dissolution
Earth Dissolves into Water (Mirage)
Water Dissolves into Fire (Smoke)
Fire Dissolves into Wind (Fireflies)
Wind Dissolves into Space (Flame)
Ordinary Mind States Dissolve (White Flash)
Subtle Mind States Dissolve (Red Flash, Black Flash, Clear Light)
The Tibetan Art of Death: Two Lamas
Summary Table of the Eight Stages of Dissolution
Practical Applications for Care Providers
Tibetan Buddhist Practice and the Dying Trajectory
The Tibetan Buddhist Death Meditation
Hearing the Diagnosis: Death Is Certain
What Do I Say? Time of Death Is Uncertain
Focusing: At Death Only the Condition of the Mind Has Value
Developing a Transpersonal Stance in Care of the Dying
Presence, Not Pretense
Promoting Peace in Relationships: Forgiveness
Ensuring Peace at the End: Sacred Passage
Notes
Recommended Readings

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