Buddhist care for the dying and bereaved / edited by Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu.

Boston : Wisdom Publications in collaboration with the Jodo Shu Research Institute (JSRI), [2012]
vi, 305 pages ; 23 cm


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"Since its beginning, Buddhism has been intimately concerned with confronting and understanding death and dying. Indeed, the tradition emphasizes turning toward the realities of sickness, old age, and death - and using those very experiences to develop wisdom and liberating compassion. In recent decades, Buddhist chaplains and caregivers all over the world have been drawing on this tradition to contribute greatly to the development of modern palliative and hospice care in the secular world at large. Specifically Buddhist hospice programs have been further developing and applying traditional Buddhist practices of preparing for death, attending the dying, and comforting the bereaved. Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved contains comprehensive overviews of the best of such initiatives, drawn from diverse Buddhist traditions, and written by practitioners who embody the best of contemporary Buddhist hospice care programs practiced all over the world today. Contributors include Carl B. Becker, Moichiro Hayashi, Yozo Taniyama, Mari Sengoku, Phaisan Visalo, Beth Kanji Goldring, Caroline Prasada Brazier, Joan Jiko Halifax, and Julie Chijo Hanada."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-284) and index.
  • Introduction / Jonathan S. Watts
  • Japan: Challenges of caring for the aging and dying / Yoshiharu Tomatsu
  • Japan: "True regard": Shifting to the patient's standpoint of suffering in a Buddhist hospital / Moichiro Hayashi
  • Japan: The Vihara Movement: Buddhist chaplaincy and social welfare / Yozo Taniyama
  • USA/Japan: One dies as one lives: The importance of developing pastoral care services and religious education / Mari Sengoku
  • Taiwan: The development of indigenous hospice care and clinical buddhism / Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu
  • Thailand: The seven factors of a peaceful death: A Theravada Buddhist approach to dying / Phaisan Visalo
  • Cambodia: Actualizing understanding: Compassion, AIDS, death, and dying among the poor / Beth Kanji Goldring
  • United Kingdom: The birth of a new culture of active dying: The role of Buddhism in practices and attitudes toward death / Caroline Prasada Brazier
  • Germany: Buddhist influences on the scientific, medical, and spiritual cultures of caring for the dying / Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu
  • USA: Being with dying: The Upaya Institute contemplative end-of-life training program / Joan Jiko Halifax
  • USA: Zen approaches to terminal care and Buddhist chaplaincy training / Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu
  • USA: "Listening to the Dharma": Integrating Buddhism into a multifaith health care environment / Julie Chijo Hanada.
  • 9781614290520 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • 1614290520 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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