Teachings, Stories, & Practical Wisdom for Those Accompanying Someone Who is Dying
"To accompany a dying person, to make the journey through grief — these may be the greatest challenges we ever face in our lives. We will surely feel sorrow, but if we have been able to be a compassionate companion, there will also be great gratitude and the possibility of opening a reservoir of joy and love that we may never have known before."
— Frank Ostaseski, Founding Director of Zen Hospice Project
In an intimate conversational style, Frank Ostaseski shares deeply moving stories from 20 years of caring for the dying. He shows us in a very down-to-earth way how to assist the journey of continuous discovery that begins with the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. He draws on Buddhist teachings that have informed his work and gives the listener very practical tools.
This three-part audio series addresses the themes of preparing, serving, and grieving. It will be profoundly comforting and helpful to those accompanying someone facing death, those coming to terms with loss, and to anyone wanting to open fully to life. Highly recommended.