In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Guy
Newland offers this brave record of falling to pieces and then learning
to make sense of his pain and grief within his spiritual tradition.
Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Buddhist world—from Zen
stories and the Dalai Lama, to Pema Chödrön and ancient Pali texts—this
book reverberates with honesty, kindness, and deep humanity. Newland
shows us the power of responding fully and authentically to the death of
a loved one.
“After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Guy Newland
finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice
have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. Weaving
together a wide range of Buddhist sources, this finely written book
offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when
everything falls apart.”—Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism
115 pages. Paperback.