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Opening to Grief

Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace
Paperback Book
Red Wheel Weiser
January, 2022
$20.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Grief is alive in us more and more, here on Earth these days. We all feel alone, shocked, confused, and heartbroken by the losses we have experienced in recent times. Opening to Grief is a gentle guide to the learnings in this experience. Like a loving friend, the author move s past the prevailing idea that grief moves in stages. Instead they offer a personal path, an invitation to turn toward the emotions and sensations that arise and explore the ways that are most healing for you.

“A wise and sensitive book, this guide to working with grief is a treasure.” —Roshi Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying

“A comforting and elegant collection of healing wisdom. The perfect book for our times.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness

Opening to Grief invites readers to approach and be with their grief, rather than turn away and try to avoid it. The authors mix reflections with simple yet profound practices anchored in mindfulness. It's easy-to-read and a wonderful addition to the grief literature.” —Sue Morris, Director of Bereavement Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston


Publisher’s Description: 

Excellent and simple and as clear as a needed glass of water in the desert. I cannot think of a better companion for our current time. Katy Butler, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Dying Well

All of us experience loss. Some of us have lost a spouse, a child, a parent, a beloved pet, a dear friend, or a neighbor. In the pandemic, we have lost hundreds of thousands of lives in the US and around the world. Many of us have lost our livelihoods. All of us have lost our familiar routines and textures of work, family, and community. And the losses are not over.
Opening to Grief is a companion to this tender time. With the demeanor and tone of a loving friend, the authors offer an invitation to grieve fully, to turn toward your emotions and experiences however they arise, and to follow your own path toward healing. The book explores the deep truth that grief and love are richly intertwined. Because we love, we grieve. And when we fully feel our sorrow, we open to loving ourselves and other beings more deeply.

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