A Buddhist Grief Observed - Praise

Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps?



136 pages, 5x8 inches


ISBN 9781614293019

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Guy Newland’s A Buddhist Grief Observed is a powerful reflection on his experience of losing his wife to cancer…an extraordinary book.”Buddhadharma

“How do we work with the raw tenderness of sorrow and grief? Guy Newland generously shares his path and learnings of love and loss, and in doing so, offers a new path for us to follow.”—Koshin Paley Ellison, cofounder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and editor of Awake at the Bedside

“[A Buddhist Grief Observed] was not an expression of the positive thinking psychobabble. It was the deep understanding of human experience through the eyes of real dharma. Plainly put, this short book went from a growl of irritation to becoming a favorite text I have already read three times. It was life-affirming in its openness and touched on not only the grief of death but our grief of attachment to all things. It was beautiful.”The Tattooed Buddha

“This book is extraordinary: raw, honest, wise. It comforts in the right ways and challenges where needed. The practical guidance is clear and powerful, a boon for the grieving and those who wish to help but don’t know how.”—Deborah Schoeberlein David, author of Living Mindfully

“This book is many things, a memoir, a love letter, but most of all it is a map waiting for many who will need it. A Buddhist Grief Observed is a sad, beautiful, and necessary book. I highly recommend it.”—James Ishmael Ford, author of If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break

“This finely written book shows how the unflinching honesty that acknowledges human weakness and failure is as much a fount of wisdom as insight into the deepest truths of Buddhism.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism

 “This is a work of uncommon power, insight, and honesty. Guy Newland addresses the difficult topic of grief through personal experience and in dialogue with the classical Buddhist tradition and contemporary Buddhist teachers and scholars. His exposition is unsparing in its examination of raw emotion.”—Jay L. Garfield, author of Engaging Buddhism

“This is a raw and honest book…I think this would be a helpful book for anyone grieving, even if just to know how it was for another.”—Tahlia Newland, meditation coach