Edward W. Bastian, PhD & Tina L. Staley, LCSW

Edited by Netanel Miles-Yepez

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2010 Gold Living
Now Award – Grieving/
Death & Dying

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Nautilus 2010
Gold Award Winner
Grieving/ Death & Dying

IPPY Gold Medal
2010 Gold Independent Publishers Award
Aging/Death & Dying

With Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Joan Halifax Roshi • Ira Byock • Tessa Bielecki

Mirabai Starr • Marilyn M. Schlitz

“How can you take the fear of death and turn it into

something profound, something positive? What is the

alchemy that allows someone who is in a metaphorical

desert to turn around and see a flower?”

Hardcover Book

K1347 / 352 pages / US $24.95

Spirituality, Death & Dying

ISBN: 978-1-59179-701-2

UPC: 600835-134781

– Tina Staley, LCSW

ost of us try to avoid thinking about death—until the moment we

come face to face with it. But when we have the courage to accept our inevitable mortality—and even to contemplate it actively, as a

spiritual practice—we open the door to living fully, joyfully, and in complete presence. Living Fully, Dying Well is an investigation into the challenge each of us faces: to embrace all of life from the beginning to the end.

When death approaches, many of us undergo a profound transformation— we let go of old distractions and focus with new clarity on what gives our life meaning. Yet we can invite these profound “deathbed revelations” at any point in our lives by engaging in an honest inquiry into our own mortality. Living Fully, Dying Well provides a doorway to begin your own exploration of the mysteries of death—from the cultural myths about dying, to the personal fears we all share, to the question of what becomes of us beyond this life.

Living Fully, Dying Well unfolds as a dialogue between spiritual leaders and medical healers, each of whom brings a unique perspective to the universal human experience of death. These luminaries off er their stories, their insights, and their most valuable practices—all to transform death from a source of fear to an opportunity.

The second part of the book is an independent collection of resources, including guided meditations, life-review practices, affirmations, and reflections. According to the editor, “we wanted to illustrate how combining these perspectives on dying might enable us to live with more vitality and compassion, while also imparting wisdom to help our family, friends, and colleagues go on without us.”

Living Fully, Dying Well offers a thought-provoking

series of discussions about the meaning of life and

death by noted spiritual thinkers and teachers from

both Eastern and Western traditions.”

—B. Alan Wallace,

author of Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science,

Buddhism, and Christianity

“In this age, when more than one-third of all deaths

in North America take place in a hospice setting,

we are in need of wise resources and practical tools

for creating a spiritually inspired approach to

dying and death.”

—Simcha Raphael,

author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife

“The fact of death and the art of dying are

subjects that every human being would do well to

reflect upon.”

—Kabir Helminski,

author of The Knowing Heart and Living Presence

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