Hidden Spring

A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer


224 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861711710

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“An unflinching, poignant, inspiring account... anyone who has been touched by a serious illness or a death in the family will identify with Boucher’s touching story.”—Booklist

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Hidden Spring is the first book to demonstrate in moment-to-moment detail how Buddhist meditation and practice can help us cope with the ordeal of life-threatening disease. In 1995, Sandy Boucher—a well-known Buddhist and feminist writer—was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. In vivid prose, she describes her year-long encounter with the disease, and reveals how meditation techniques and understanding of Buddhist principles prepared her to meet the mental and physical challenges of her illness.

This intimate account of the development of a Western Buddhist meditator is a triumphant tale of the human spirit in its struggle with mortality, and a guide for anyone looking for strength and comfort for their own struggles.