How to Be Sick - Table of Contents

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers


216 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861716265

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Foreword by Sylvia Boorstein         

How Everything Changed

1. Getting Sick: A Romantic Trip to Paris   
2. Staying Sick: This Can’t Be Happening to Me   

Accepting Pain

3. The Buddha Tells It Like It Is     
4. The Universal Law of Impermanence
5. Who Is Sick?          

Finding Joy and Love

6. Finding Joy in the Life You Can No Longer Lead          
7. Soothing the Body, Mind, and Heart      
8. Using Compassion to Alleviate Your Suffering 
9. Facing the Ups and Downs of Chronic Illness with Equanimity         

Turnarounds and Transformations

10. Getting Off the Wheel of Suffering      
11. Tonglen: Spinning Straw into Gold      
12. With Our Thoughts We Make the World        
13. Healing the Mind by Living in the Present Moment  
14. What to Do When (It Seems) You Can’t Do Anything           
15. Zen Helps

From Isolation to Solitude

16. Communicating with Care        
17. The Struggle to Find Community in Isolation 
18. And in the End . . .          

A Guide to Using the Practices to Help with Specific Challenges
With Gratitude         
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