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

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ISBN-10: 1570628505

ISBN-13: 9781570628504

Edition: 2002

Authors: Margaret Coberly

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Margaret Coberly offers sound, practical advice on meeting the essential needs of the dying, integrating stories from her long career in nursing with insights fom Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Death in Western Health Care
The Problem of Death Denialp. 11
The Prevailing Medical Paradigmp. 16
Nursing School and Death Denialp. 19
Emergency Room Practicep. 22
Death Denial in the Communityp. 24
A Broader View of Healingp. 29
Kubler-Ross and the Plight of the Dyingp. 30
Palliative Care and Healingp. 32
Healing and the Power of the Mindp. 35
Reflecting on Deathp. 38
Awakening to Impermanence and Facing Deathp. 45
Death's Scythep. 50
Questioning Assumptionsp. 58
Resources from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Ceaseless Transformationp. 65
Dependent Origination: The Truth of Impermanencep. 66
Karma: Form and Shadow Remain Linkedp. 68
Ordinary Mind: The Worlds We Find Ourselves Inp. 70
Enlightened Mind: The Light Withinp. 71
Rebirth: The Realms of Cyclic Existencep. 72
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: An Instruction Manualp. 74
The Eight Stages of Dissolutionp. 79
Earth Dissolves into Water (Mirage)p. 82
Water Dissolves into Fire (Smoke)p. 84
Fire Dissolves into Wind (Fireflies)p. 86
Wind Dissolves into Space (Flame)p. 87
Ordinary Mind States Dissolve (White Flash)p. 88
Subtle Mind States Dissolve (Red Flash, Black Flash, Clear Light)p. 89
The Tibetan Art of Death: Two Lamasp. 92
Summary Table of the Eight Stages of Dissolutionp. 94
Practical Applications for Care Providers
Tibetan Buddhist Practice and the Dying Trajectoryp. 101
The Tibetan Buddhist Death Meditationp. 103
Hearing the Diagnosis: Death Is Certainp. 106
What Do I Say? Time of Death Is Uncertainp. 109
Focusing: At Death Only the Condition of the Mind Has Valuep. 112
Developing a Transpersonal Stance in Care of the Dyingp. 115
Presence, Not Pretensep. 117
Promoting Peace in Relationships: Forgivenessp. 119
Ensuring Peace at the End: Sacred Passagep. 121
Notesp. 125
Recommended Readingsp. 143
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