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Medicine and Compassion A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers

ISBN-10: 0861715128

ISBN-13: 9780861715121

Edition: N/A

Authors: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, David R. Shlim, Erik Pema Kunsang, Harvey Fineberg, Donald Fineberg

List price: $14.95
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Sure to be welcomed by caregivers of all types, the groundbreaking new "Medicine and Compassion can help anyone reconnect with the true spirit required for helping others through illness. In a clear and very modern voice, Chvkyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit. Readers, in turn, will find their patience, kindness, and effectiveness re-energized. Offering practical advice on dealing with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, "Medicine and Compassion will strike resonant cords with medical professionals, hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, and those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 6/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a reincarnate lama educated in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He has been teaching students from around the world since 1990. He is also the author ofCarefree Dignity.

David R. Shlim MD ran the world's busiest destination travel medicine clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal, for fifteen years, and was the attending physician for all the survivors of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster chronicled in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. He currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Harvey V. Fineberg is President of the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Prologue
Overview
Human Nature
The Causes of Suffering
What Patients Are Looking For
Combining Wisdom and Compassion
Impermanence, the Body, and the Senses
Dualistic Thinking and Why It Is Important
Conceptual and Nonconceptual Compassion
Training
What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Practitioner?
Developing a Compassionate Attitude
The Key to Compassion
Learning to Meditate
Learning to Monitor Our Mental State
The Qualities of an Authentic Teacher
Examples of Enlightened Resolve
The Need for a Teacher
Different Kinds of Teachers
Cultivating a Calm Mind
Practical Advice
The Best Possible Care
Coping with Difficult Patients and Situations
Easing the Process of Dying
The True Meaning of Death with Dignity
Tibetan Medicine
Afterword
Resources
Index