Recommended Reading

Selected Bibliography

Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.

Anyen Rinpoche. Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2010.

Bauby, Jean-Dominique. Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997.

Bernhard, Toni. How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2010.

Chittister, Joan. Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. Katonah, N.Y.: BlueBridge, 2010.

Church, Forrest. Love & Death: My Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow. Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.

Dalai Lama, His Holiness. Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life. New York: Atria Books, 2002.

_______.  Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously. New York: Atria Books, 2003.

Fischer, Kathleen. Winter Grace: Spirituality and Aging. Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books, 1998.

Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. New York, N.Y.: Metropolitan Books, 2014.

Grollman, Earl A. and Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D. Living After a Loved One Has Died. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1995.

Gullette, Margaret Morganroth. Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

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

Howell, Alice O.  Dove and the Stone: Finding the Sacred in the Commonplace. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1998.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go T ere You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion, 1994.

Kalanithi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air. New York: Random House, 2016.

Kornfeld, Jack. A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

Luke, Helen. Old Age: Journey Into Simplicity. New York: Parabola Books, 1987.

McEwen, Christian. World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down. Peterborough, N.H., Bauhan Publishing, 2011.

Moon, Susan. This is Getting Old. Boston: Shambhala, 2010.

Morgan, Maud. Maud’s Journey: A Life from Art. Berkeley, CA: New Earth Publications, 1995.

Morrison, Mary C. Let Evening Come: Reflections on Aging. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Morse, Melvin M.D., Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children. New York: Ivy Books, 1990.

Nouwen, Henri, and Gaffney, Walter. Aging: The Fulfillment of Life. New York: Doubleday, 1974.

_______.  Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring. HarperCollins: New York, 1994.

O’Donohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Pradervand, Pierre. Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World. New York: Atria Paperback, 2009.

Raines, Robert. A Time to Live: 7 Tasks of Creative Aging. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.

Richmond, Lewis. Aging As a Spiritual Practice. New York: Gotham Books, 2012.

Rilke. Translated by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Ring, Kenneth. Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience. New York: Quill/William Morrow, 1984.

Rohr, Richard. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Rosenberg, Larry. Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive. Boston: Shambhala, 2001.

Rumi, Jalaluddin. The Essential Rumi. Translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne. New York: Harper San Francisco, 1995.

Schacter-Shalomi, Rabbi Zalman. From Age-ing to Sage-ing. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Singh, Kathleen Dowling. Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually as We Die. New York: Harper SanFrancisco, 1998.

_______.  Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2014.

Smith, Huston. Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Smith, Rodney. Lessons from the Dying. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 1998.

Sogyal Rinpoche. Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. New York: HarperCollins, 1992, revised 2010.

Tolle, Eckhart. Power of Now. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999.

Tulku Thondup. Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth: A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook. Boston: Shambhala, 2005.