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Reading List

Recommended Reading

BUDDHIST TEACHINGS ON LIVING AND DYING

  • A Heart As Wide As The World by Sharon Salzberg

  • A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

  • A Still Forest Pool by Aachan Cha ed by Jack Kornfield

  • An Overview of the Bardo Teachings by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

  • Bardo Teachings by Lama Lodo

  • Boundless Healing by Tulku Thondup

  • Buddhist Acts of Compassion by Pamela Broom (now reprinted under the new title below)

  • The Power of Compassion: Stories that Open the Heart, Heal the Soul and Change the World. (Hampton Roads, 2010). Edited by Pamela Bloom.

  • Death and Dying, The Tibetan Tradition by Glen Mullin

  • Death and the Art of Dying by Bokar Rinpoche

  • Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth by Lati Rinpoche and Jeffery Hopkins

  • Glimpse After Glimpse by Sogyal Rinpoche

  • Good Life, Good Death by Gelek Rinpoche

  • Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die by Sushila Blackman

  • Healing with Form, Energy and Light by Tenzin Wangyal

  • How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by HH Dalai Lama

  • Japanese Death Poems Compiled by Joel Hoffman

  • Living in the Face of Death by Glen Mullin

  • Living with Death & Dying by Ven Lama Karma Samten

  • Medicine Buddha Teachings by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

  • Only Don’t Know by Zen Master Sueng Sahn

  • Psychoanalysis And Buddhism by Jeremy D Safran

  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein

  • Spiritual Friends – Meditations by Monks and Nuns ed by Ven Thubten Dondrup

  • Stages of Meditation by HH Dalai Lama

  • Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron

  • Teachings on Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • The Art Of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness & Peace by Jack Kornfield

  • The Art of Happiness – A Handbook for Living by HH Dalai Lama

  • The Door to Satisfaction By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • The Enlightened Mind by Stephen Mitchell

  • The Four Noble Truths by Ven Ajahn Sumedho

  • The Healing Power of Mind by Tulku Thondup

  • The Joy of Compassion By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace by His Holiness Dalai Lama

  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa

  • The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron

  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Francesca Fremantle and Chogyam Trungpa

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Robert Thurman

  • The Wheel of Death by Roshi Philip Kapleau

  • The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

  • Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective by Mark Epstein, M.D.

  • Transforming Problems into Happiness by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • Three Teachings by Ven Tenzin Palmo

  • Ultimate Healing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Who Dies? by Stephen Levine

  • Working With Anger by Pema Chodron

  • Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Susuki Roshi

CARING FOR THE DYING

  • A Simple Path by Mother Teresa

  • Caring for the Dying by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  • Coming Home: A Guide to Dying at Home with Dignity by Deborah Duda

  • Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton

  • Deathing by Anya Foos-Graber

  • Facing Death by Diana Lampen

  • Facing Death and Finding Hope by Christine Longaker

  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying by M Callanan and P Kelley

  • Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Handbook For Mortals by Joanne Lynn & Joan Harrold

  • Healing into Life and Death by Stephen Levine

  • Healing With Words by Dr Robert McNeilly & Jenny Brown

  • Help Me – I’m Dying by Elizabeth Williams

  • Home Care by Evelyn Baulch

  • How Can I Help? by Ram Dass and Gorman

  • How to Be a Help Instead of a Nuisance by Karen Kissel Wegela

  • I Don’t Know What to Say by Robert Beckman

  • Journey To The Centre by Matthew Flickstein

  • Letters To A Dying Friend by Anton Grosz

  • Lessons from the Dying by Rodney Smith

  • Life To Death: Harmonising the Transition by Helen Kornfeld

  • Living with Dying: The Management of Terminal Disease, Saunders, Cicely & Baines

  • Love is Letting Go of Fear, Teach Only Love, Goodbye to Guilt by Gerald Jampolsky

  • New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

  • On Children and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie Siegel

  • Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Dying and Death by Robert Sachs

  • Preparing for Death and Helping the Dying by Ven Sangye Khadro

  • Questions and Answers on Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • The AIDS Caregiver’s Handbook by Ted Edison

  • The Carer’s handbook by Louise Neild Gilmore

  • The Private Worlds of Dying Children by Myra Bluebond-Langer

  • The True Work of Dying: A Practical and Compassionate Guide by Jan Bernard

  • To Live Until We Say Goodbye by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

BEREAVEMENT

  • Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman

  • Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg

  • Grace & Grit by Ken Wilber

  • Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to life in Fullness by David Steindl-Rast

  • Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman

  • Healing Anger by HH Dalai Lama

  • Healing Emotions by Daniel Goleman

  • Helping Children Cope with Death and Bereavement by Charles A Corr

  • Seven Choices by Elizabeth Harper Neeld

  • Spiritual Care of Dying & Bereaved People by Penelope Wilcock

  • The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff

  • The Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum

  • To Comfort the Bereaved by Rabbi Levine Aaron

  • The Deeper Wound – Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering by Deepak Chopra

  • What The Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living by Rev. Samuel Oliver

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

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