Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Religion - 256 pages
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The bestselling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice presents a user’s life guide to aging well and making every year fulfilling and transformative.

Everything changes. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.

Aging as a Spiritual Practice is a wise, compassionate book that guides readers through the four key stages of aging—such as “Lightning Strikes” (the moment we wake up to our aging)—as well as the processes of adapting to change, embracing who we are, and appreciating our unique life chapters. Unlike many philosophical works on aging this one incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations. Breath by breath, moment by moment, Richmond’s teachings inspire limitless opportunities for a joy that transcends age.
  

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Review: Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser

User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

If you are new to personal contemplative spiritual practice this book will help you enormously. There are prayers, rituals, and practices easily performed almost anywhere. There is a thoroughly ... Read full review

Review: Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser

User Review  - Dan Secor - Goodreads

Not a bad book, especially if you are new to Buddhism and haven't grasped the richness of Buddhist philosophy. As for a guide on how to deal with aging, which is something I am grappling with in my ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Sylvia Boorstein
GrowingOld
Giving Back
Touching Divine Nature
What Doctors Know
A DAY AWAY
Final Thoughts Acknowledgments
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Lewis Richmond is a Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher whose three previous books include the national bestseller Work as a Spiritual Practice. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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