Our anxiety around sickness, old age, and death can be a “wholesome fear”-a fear with a positive quality that ultimately enriches and nourishes our lives. Lama Zopa Rinpoche shows use how we can use our anxiety as a high-octane fuel to really live what’s most important; while Kathleen McDonald presents meditations that integrate these teachings and lead to peace, compassion and joy for ourselves and others. Doing so will help us to live well and, when the time comes as it inevitably will, to die well too. It’s never too early to start making this most important of efforts-and, fortunately, it is never too late.
“A wonderful and welcome book for the spiritual well-being of all who read it.”—Gelek Rimpoche, author of Good Life, Good Death
“This book is a powerful reminder of the gift of the truth of impermanence. It is a veritable treasure in the literature on being with dying.”—Joan Halifax
“Wholesome Fear contains heart advice from the great Buddhist master, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, regarding impermanence and death,meditation on death, the process of dying, and powerful meditation techniques from Kathleen McDonald. This book is an essential guide for anyone confronting the challenges imposed by impermanence and the process of death and dying.”—Lama Migmar Tseten, author of Treasures of the Sakya Lineage