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Author Chökyi Nyima, Rinpoche, 1951-

Title Medicine & compassion : a Tibetan Lama's guidance for caregivers / Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche with David R. Shlim ; translated by Erik Pema Kunsang
Published Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, [2006]
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Contents Ch. 1. Human nature -- ch. 2. The causes of suffering -- ch. 3. What patients are looking for -- ch. 4. Combining wisdom and compassion -- ch. 5. Impermanence, the body, and the senses -- ch. 6. Dualistic thinking and why it is important -- ch. 7. Conceptual and nonconceptual compassion -- ch. 8. What does it mean to be a spiritual practitioner? -- ch. 9. Developing a compassionate attitude -- ch. 10. The key to compassion -- ch. 11. Learning to meditate -- ch. 12. Learning to monitor our mental state -- ch. 13. The qualities of an authentic teacher -- ch. 14. Examples of enlightened resolve -- ch. 15. The need for a teacher -- ch. 16. Different kinds of teachers -- ch. 17. Cultivating a calm mind -- ch. 18. The best possible care -- ch. 19. Coping with difficult patients and situations -- ch. 20. Easing the process of dying -- ch. 21. The true meaning of death with dignity -- ch. 22. Tibetan medicine
Summary Even the most upbeat caregiver is susceptible to burnout and depression. Written by a medical doctor and a Tibetan monk and teacher, Medicine and Compassion taps Tibetan Buddhism for practical tools that caregivers can use to revitalize their spirits. For anyone facing tragedies such as a terminally ill relative, friends or family facing a long convalescence, or even acute anger at an illness, this timely book opens paths to renewed patience, kindness, and effectiveness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Doctrines.
Compassion -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Form Electronic book
Author Kunsang, Erik Pema.
Shlim, David R.
ISBN 0861717031 (electronic bk.)
9780861717033 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Medicine and compassion