The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”
Lessons of Loss offers a novel perspective on grieving for both bereaved indivdiuals and professionals who try to help them.
In this readable book, author Dr. Neimeyer –
- argues that traditional theories of grief are too superficial and simplistic
- develops a fresh theory of grieving as a process of “meaning reconstruction”
- uses actual stories of actual people struggling through loss
- considers grieving as an active process of transformation
- suggests ritualizing and memorializing the people and things we miss