Artist and writer Susan MacLeod observes the foibles, humor, and caring of life in a nursing home. There, she and her mother finally came to know each other.
“Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them.”
She’s no longer the grandmother you remember. Margaret Manteau–Rao on how to love and accept your loved one as she is now.
The teachers are asked “What happens to our right effort if we lose the ability to practice or to work with our mind?”
Norman Fischer describes the qualities of aging gracefully.
Ram Dass shares his essential teachings for living in the here and now.
When faced with caring for her aging mother, Ann Potter struggles to practice both compassion for others and compassion for herself.
I recently turned 50. Happy birthday to me! It’s an annoying age: you’re not old enough to be considered wise but you are old enough to be considered old.
A prince was so shocked that he went off to seek enlightenment. Now, birth, old age, sickness, and death is still the impetus for awakening.
How Buddhist communities can help their aging members. Introduction by Lewis Richmond.