Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to by Lewis Richmond

Posted by

By Lewis Richmond

The bestselling writer of Work as a non secular perform presents a user’s lifestyles consultant to getting older good and making each year pleasurable and transformative.

Everything adjustments. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation instructor Lewis Richmond, this primary Buddhist guiding principle is the foundation for a brand new internal street map that emerges within the later years, charting an figuring out which could carry new chances and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the existence trip itself.

Aging as a non secular Practice is a sensible, compassionate ebook that courses readers during the 4 key levels of aging—such as “Lightning moves” (the second we get up to our aging)—as good because the procedures of adapting to alter, embracing who we're, and appreciating our detailed existence chapters. in contrast to many philosophical works on getting older this one contains illuminating proof from medical researchers, medical professionals, and psychologists in addition to contemplative practices and guided meditations. Breath through breath, second through second, Richmond’s teachings motivate unlimited possibilities for a pleasure that transcends age.

Show description

Read or Download Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser PDF

Similar eastern books

Labour Relations In Eastern Europe: A Comparative Perspective

This publication deals an perception into the method of transition in jap Europe. It presents a comparative research of tendencies in labour kin with and among nations, incorporating state reports which percentage a standard theoretical and empirical framework. The booklet is meant for postgraduate researchers and for library markets within the fields of commercial family members, sociology of industry/organizations/work, social constitution, and politics.

São Francisco Craton, Eastern Brazil: Tectonic Genealogy of a Miniature Continent

The area of the São Francisco river valley in japanese Brazil encompasses major parts of the geologic framework of the South American continent: the São Francisco craton and its marginal orogenic belts. Cratons, because the oldest, differentiated and comparatively strong items of the continental lithosphere, guard a considerable a part of the Earth's reminiscence.

Mutuality : the vision of Martin Buber

This can be a sublime booklet. by means of skillfully mixing meticulous scholarship with issues of real human curiosity, Donald Berry offers clean perception into Martin Buber's imaginative and prescient of mutuality. Berry makes a speciality of Buber's I and Thou to light up 3 elements of Buber's suggestion which were mostly missed. In chapters titled “The Tree,” “The Helper,” and “The Brother,” Berry indicates how Buber’s underlying imaginative and prescient of mutuality can extend our deal with the issues and beings of the flora and fauna; investigates Buber's declare that these human relationships that are outlined through a job to be played are avoided from attaining complete mutuality; and examines Buber's try to recuperate the determine of the Jewish Jesus.

Extra resources for Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser

Example text

He stayed there as long as it took for me to finally drag myself out of bed. My son, who was nine, had been told only that I was ill and would get better before too long. He didn’t question that, but he could see how weak I was and he was a smart boy. ” I’d put a blanket over my head and growl like a bear, and we wrestled. Now I was too weak to play. ” I assured him I would. That’s how Ivan dealt with my cancer. As the weeks of treatment stretched into months, I became depressed. Some of that was a chemical effect of the drugs and some was a feeling that the long ordeal would never end, or if it did it would not end well.

Can you dig down to that deeper emotion and see if you can identify what caused it or what it is about? Each of us has some version of Marcia’s Medicare card, some event, perhaps half-forgotten, that connects our aging with some powerful emotion. If your primary emotion is positive—if you are feeling contentment or gratitude—reflect on the process that got you there. With Anna, whose parents had Alzheimer’s, gratitude or contentment came at the end of a longer story, and so it is for each of us.

Throughout this book, these two aspects will appear in various guises and voices. That was the case with Alan and Christina, a married couple who stumbled into the thicket of aging one morning when the telephone rang. Alan and Christina I first met them at a fund-raiser for a Buddhist group they belonged to. They were an outgoing, friendly couple who both looked to be in their fifties. Alan was a tall, athletically built man with salt-and-pepper hair. After a few minutes of conversation I learned that he was a high school history teacher and track coach.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 28 votes