The Buddhist practice of maranasati, or death awareness, helps us to confront these hard realities head-on, as a particularly powerful means of liberating ourselves from the attachments that cause us to suffer.
This book is the fruit of Larry Rosenberg's years of practicing and teaching death awareness. Using a text known as the Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection, he shows how intimacy with aging and mortality can be a means to liberation: when we become intimate with death, we also become profoundly intimate with ourselves, with others, indeed with all things.
Larry Rosenberg is founder and resident teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachussetts, and a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachussetts.
176 pp. paperback.