Healing into Life and Death

Healing into Life and Death

by Stephen Levine


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A guide to healing meditation, from revered teacher Stephen Levine.

Drawing on years of first-hand experience working with the chronically ill, here Levine presents original techniques for working with pain and grief. Addressing the choice and application of treatment, discussing the development of a merciful awareness as a means of healing, and providing practical meditation techniques as well as personal anecdotes from his career, Levine has crafted a valuable resource for anyone dealing with pain—physical or mental.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385262194
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1989
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 516,880
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stephen Levine was an American poet, author, and teacher best known for his work on death and dying. For over thirty years, Stephen—along with his wife Ondrea—provided emotional and spiritual support for those who were life-threatened, and for caregivers. He is one of a generation of pioneering teachers who, along with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Ram Dass, and Sharon Salzberg, have made the teachings of Theravada Buddhism more widely available to students in the West. He is the author of A Gradual Awakening, Healing into Life and Death, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings, and Who Dies?. Stephen Levine passed away in 2016 at the age of 78.

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"His work is  magic." — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

"In recent  years, Stephen and Ondrea Levine have shown us new  possibilities in working with the seriously ill.  In this heartfelt new book he broadens the domain  of his inquiry and concern and fees us to heal by  inviting us courageously look at what is." —  Ram Dass.

"Stephen Levine's writings, work  and presence have been a shining light to me and  thousands of others as he has pioneered new ways of  looking at life and the power that the healing of  the mind and heart presents." — Gerald  Jampolsky, M.D., Founder and Consultant of the Center  for Attitudinal Healing, Tiburon, California.

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Stephen Levine had written an exquiste book that explores the depth and breadth of healing. He has distilled years of compassionate service and articulates the truth and wisdom of the deeper processes of healing that he has witnessed. As a teacher and healer myself, I often refer to this book when I invite others to explore the mystery of healing. People who are facing death (which is all of us) would benefit by reading this book as it offers a far greater understanding of the process of healing into death and invites us to live our lives more consciously and courageously. 'A Year to Live' is a good book to read following this one. This book in and of itself is a gift of hope and healing for all who read it.