A Few Books on Aging, Illness, Loss, Death and Dying

A Few Books on Aging, Illness, Loss, Death and Dying:

another stage in my project of organizing the books on my shelves. This is most of the books on these topics I happen to have at this time; there are doubtless several others tucked away randomly here and there which I still need to shelve in a more organized fashion.

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: surviving through—and recovering from—the five stages that accompany the less of love. Susan Anderson. 2000.

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. Toni Bernhard. 2010.

Reawakening to Life: Renewal After a Husband’s Death. Mary Ellen Berry and Carmen Renee Berry. 2002.

Meditations On Living, Dying, and Loss: Ancient Knowledge for a Modern World – From the first complete translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Dalai Lama (commentary), Gyurme Dorje (trans), Graham Coleman and Thupten Jinpa (eds). 2005.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup (trans), John Baldock (intro). 2013.

Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Koshin Paley Ellison, Matt Weingast, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa. 2016.

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death. Joan Halifax. 2008.

Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death. Yoel Hoffmann, ed. 1986.

Light on Death: The Spiritual Art of Dying. J. Phillip Jones. 2007.

This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity. Susan Moon. Shambhala, 2010.

The Tibetan Way of Life, Death, & Rebirth: The Illustrated Guide to Tibetan Wisdom. John Peacock (author), Geshe Thupten Jinpa (foreword). 2003, 2009.

At the Hour of Death. Revised Edition. Karlis Osis and Erlendur Haraldsson (authors), Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (intro). 1977.

Epilogue: A Memoir. Anne Roiphe. 2008.

What Becomes of the Soul After Death. Swami Sivananda. 1957, 1979.

Caravan of Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation. Mirabai Starr. 2015.

Living Life Dying Death: A Guide to Healthy Conversations About Death and Dying to inspire Life and Living. Jennifer Collins Taylor. 2010.

Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved. Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu, editors. 2012.

The Radiation Sonnets: For My Love, in Sickness and in Health. Jane Yolen. 2003.


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