The Art of Dying

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A thoughtful look at the greatest challenge facing each of us: death, whether our own or a loved one’s.

Weaving together material from many sources, this collection provides a context for understanding death and experiencing it with awareness and equanimity. Here are passages from the Pali texts, writings of S.N. Goenka, poems, theoretical expositions, and questions and answers.

But perhaps the most compelling parts are the sections by or about meditators confronting the end of life. With humility, tenderness and often a smile, they learn to accept their own impermanence, suffering and non-self. Their courage and compassion give every Vipassana meditator an example to which we can aspire.

 

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A collection of verses from the Buddha, essays by Vipassana meditation teacher, S.N. Goenka, and interviews with meditators facing death.

A thoughtful look at the greatest challenge facing each of us: death, whether our own or a loved one’s. Weaving together material from many sources, this collection provides a context for understanding death and experiencing it with awareness and equanimity. Here are passages from the Pali texts, writings of S.N. Goenka, poems, theoretical expositions, and questions and answers. But perhaps the most compelling parts are the sections by or about meditators confronting the end of life. With humility, tenderness and often a smile, they learn to accept their own impermanence, suffering and non-self. Their courage and compassion give every Vipassana meditator an example to which we can aspire.
~William Hart, author, The Art of Living

I was inspired by the stories of ordinary people who faced death with exemplary poise and courage, and who attributed this gift to Vipassana meditation.
~Paul R. Fleischman, author, Cultivating Inner Peace

…Brings a piercing light to a universal reality too often darkened by ignorance, fear and mythology. Alternately intelligent and moving, instructive and poetic, scientific and devotional, it examines its important subject from a variety of angles in its quest to explain—and accept—the great mystery of death. That it does so in such a concise and readable way is truly remarkable.

~Ron Graham, award-winning Canadian author and journalist

I imagine there is no better way to experience the end of life—apart from meditating or living it oneself—than to read these beautiful stories.

~Rivers Cuomo, lead singer, Weezer

 

Pariyatti Publishing / Vipassana Research Publications

PB, 178 pp.

Published 17/5/14

ISBN 13: 978-1-928706-35-9

Additional information

Weight 00.300 kg
Dimensions 19 x 14 x 3 cm