End of Life

 

End of Life

5 Wishes – The 5 Wishes booklet is a useful and meaningful document to inform loved ones and caregivers about how you would like to be treated in case of serious illness. It addresses personal, emotional and spiritual issues as well as preferences about medical treatment.  Everyone would be wise to have one.

Pema Chödrön – Leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life. She is widely known for her charming and down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.

Graceful Passages, A Companion for Living and Dying – a double CD with music and heartfelt messages and prayers for those facing life-threatening illness, preparing for dying or meeting other transitions.  Spoken by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh and others.

Joan Halifax Roshi – Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She has worked in the area of death and dying for over thirty years and is Director of the Project on Being with Dying.

Innovations in End-of-Life Care – International peer-reviewed journal and on-line forum highlighting promising practices that improve end-of-life care, with emphasis on the medical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of patients, families

Stephen Levine – Poet, author, and compassionate teacher of guided meditation and healing techniques.  His books include Who Dies, Healing into Life and Death, A Gradual Awakening, and, with his wife, Ondrea, Embracing the Beloved.  His work encompasses the most painful experiences of the human spectrum to the farthest point on the human horizon, from hell to heaven.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization serves as the national charity and voice for philanthropy at the end of life with media, consumers, elected leaders, and government officials.  NHPCO develops resources, tools, and information to educate and empower individuals to access advance care planning, care giving, hospice and grief services, and information.

Soygal Rinpoche – World-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa – an international network of over 100 Buddhist centers and groups in 23 countries around the world – and the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and other writings.