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How to Be Sick : a Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers.

Author: Bernhard, Toni.
Publisher: Wisdom Publications 2010.
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In this informative introduction to insight meditation, Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their own personal stories that highlight challenges and insights from their practice. The authors offer advice about going on retreat, as well as help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community). Any newcomer to insight meditation can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
How to Be Sick.
Wisdom Publications 2010
(DLC) 2010025648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernhard, Toni.
OCLC Number: 741350649
Description: 1 online resource (176)
Contents: Cover13; --
Table of Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
How Every'ing Changed --
1. Getting Sick: A Romantic Trip to Paris --
2. Staying Sick:This Cant Be Happening to Me --
Accepting Pain --
3. The Buddha Tells It Like It Is --
4. The Universal Law of Impermanence --
5. Who Is Sick? --
Finding Joy and Love --
6. Finding Joy in the Life You Can No Longer Lead --
7. Soothing the Body, Mind, and Heart --
8. Using Compassion to Alleviate Your Suffering --
9. Facing the Ups and Downs of Chronic Illness with Equanimity --
Turnarounds and Transformations --
10. Getting Off the Wheel of Suffering --
11. Tonglen: Spinning Straw into Gold --
12. With Our Thoughts We Make the World --
13. Healing the Mind by Living in the Present Moment --
14. What to Do When (It Seems)You Cant Do Anything --
15. Zen Helps --
From Isolation to Solitude --
16. Communicating with Care --
17. The Struggle to Find Community in Isolation --
18. And in the End ... --
A Guide to Using the Practices to Help with Specific Challenges --
With Gratitude --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the Author --
About Wisdom.

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In this informative introduction to insight meditation, Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their own personal stories that highlight challenges and insights from their practice. The authors offer advice about going on retreat, as well as help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community). Any newcomer to insight meditation can get started right away with this enormously practical book that covers every aspect of the teachings beginners need to know.

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