Kathleen D. Singh

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[Cross-posted from New Books in Spiritual Practice] The process of dying has traditionally been fraught with anguish and despair in most Western societies, where letting go of our earthly existence is the last thing most of us want to do. Backed by her many years of working with the dying, psychotherapist and longtime spiritual practitioner Kathleen D. Singh opens up an alternative way to look at the process of leaving this existence and transitioning into another form of being.

In her book The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation (HarperOne, 2013 [reprint]), Singh explains her spiritual views, which largely come out of the transpersonal philosophy of Ken Wilber and a number of Buddhist practices, and offers a message of hope and comfort not just to the dying but also to their loved ones, and everyone who wants to explore this stage of life.

In this intelligent and engaging book, Singh not just describes her own journey but draws many parallels to other religious and spiritual practices, current as well as ancient ones.

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