Celebrating over 20 years of changing the way we care

Publications

Books

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Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, 2nd Edition, Harper San Francisco, 2002.

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Christine Longaker, Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying, Random House, 2007.

 

Free Articles to Download

ViewMags

The View Magazine (July 2013) celebrated the 20th aniversary of the Spiritual Care Programme. A selection of articles from this special edition, you can download:

Creating a Compassionate Society: Efforts to Make Compassion a Force of Global Change Gain Momentum (by Andy Fraser)

The Quiet Revolution - Twenty Years On: The Development of Rigpa's Spiritual Care Programme (by Christine Longaker)

The Essence of Compassion and Care: Training the Mind in Compassion and Heart Advice on Helping the Dying (by Sogyal Rinpoche)

Contemplative Care at the End of Life: An Innovative Training Course for Professional Caregivers (by Kirsten Deleo)

Responding to a Tragedy: Personal Insight of Supporting Victims of Tragedy (by Michelle Kenefick)

Drawing from a Deeper Source Personal Insight from Caring for the Dying (by Dr. Ann Allegre)

Beyond Closure: Transforming Trauma into Spiritual Journey (by John Eric Baugher)

Learning to Listen: The Benefits of Deep Listening Training (by Rosamund Oliver)

Cultivating a Compassionate Presence: Training Doctors and Nurses at a Children's Hospital (by Kirsten Deleo)

Creating Places of Spiritual Care: Dechen Shying Spiritual Care Centre in Irelan and Sukhavati in Germany (by Philip Philippou)

The Tonglen Association: Taking Contemplative Practices into Medical and Social Care in France (by Cathy Blanc)

Chapters and Articles in English

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Kirsten DeLeo, “More Than Just a Medical Event" in: Awake at the Bedside. Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Wisdom Publications, 2016

"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life. Awake at the Bedside supports this development of love and compassion." His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

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Kirsten DeLeo, “The Bone at the Heart - Care for the Dying", Wise Brain Bulletin/Wellspring-Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, 2015

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Rosamund Oliver, ‘Being present when we care’ in The Healing Power of Meditation: Leading Experts on Buddhism, Psychology, and Medicine Explore the Health Benefits of Contemplative Practice, edited by Andy Fraser, Shambhala 2013.

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Kirsten DeLeo, ‘Being a Compassionate Presence: The Contemplative Approach to End-of-Life Care’, in The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, edited by Cheryl A. Giles and Willa B. Miller, Wisdom Publications, 2012.

 
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John Baugher, ‘The “Quiet Revolution” in Care for the Dying’, in Inner Peace-Global Impact, edited by Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Information Age Publishing Inc, 2012.

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Jonathan S. Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu, 'Germany: Buddhist Influences on the Scientific, Medical and Spiritual Cultures of Caring for the Dying', in Buddhist Care for the Dying and the Bereaved, Wisdom Publications, 2012.

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Christine Longaker, ‘Transforming Suffering through Compassion’ in Losing the Clouds, Gaining the Sky, Buddhism and the Natural Mind, edited by Doris Wolter, Wisdom Publications, 2007.

 

Chapters and Articles in German

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Beate Dirkschnieder und Kirsten DeLeo, "‚UND WIE HALTEN SIE DAS AUS?’- Reflexionen zu einer berechtigten Frage", Praxis PalliativeCare 31, June, 2016

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Kirsten DeLeo und Beate Dirkschnieder, „Die Wolken verlieren – den Himmel gewinnen. Der kontemplative Ansatz in der Begleitung von Trauernden”, Leidfaden, Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid und Trauer, Ausgabe 5.1, January 2016

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Kirsten Deleo, "Der Knochen am Herzen. Kontemplative Sterbebegleitung”, Praxis PalliativeCare, Heft 28 September 2015

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Beate Dirkschnieder, ‘Was am Ende zahlt. Der kontemplative Ansatz in der Begleitung Sterbender – Spirituelle Gastfreundschaft’, in Praxis PalliativeCare. Die Fachzeitschrift fur Hospiz und PalliativeCare September 2014.

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Kirsten DeLeo, ‘Der Weg zur mitfühlenden Präsenz: die Tonglen-Praxis’, in Psychotherapie und buddhistisches Geistestraining. Methoden einer achtsamen Bewusstseinskultur, edited by Ulrike Anderssen-Reuster, Petra Meibert and Sabine Meck, Schattauer Verlag, 2013.

Rosamund Oliver, ‘Deep Listening: Training zur Entwicklung vonr Kernkompetenzen für mitfühlende Beziehungen’, in Psychotherapie und buddhistisches Geistestraining. Methoden einer achtsamen Bewusstseinskultur, edited by Ulrike Anderssen-Reuster, Petra Meibert and Sabine Meck, Schattauer Verlag, 2013

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Almut Göppert, ‘Mit dem Buddha in den Klinikalltag’, in Buddhismus Aktuell, Februar 2012.

 

Inspiration

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Bonnie Rose Marcus, The Luminosity, Poems, 3:A Taos Press, 2013

 

Studies

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Ann Bruce, Evaluation of an Innovative Contemplative End-of-Life Care Course, Spirituality and Health International 8, 2007.

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Maria Wasner, Christine Longaker, Martin Fegg, and Gian Borasio, Effects of a Spiritual Care Training for Palliative Care Professionals, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2005