ZPI SHORT - Heartwood The Art of Living with the End in Mind w/ Barbara Becker
ZPI SHORT – Heartwood The Art of Living with the End in Mind w/ Barbara Becker

Great masters of many traditions have taught us that we must die before we die if we wish to truly live. In her new memoir Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind (Flatiron Books, Macmillan, May 2021), Barbara Becker sets off on a journey to explore this truth like a koan, with all of her heart. From the cemetery at Wounded Knee with the Zen Peacemakers to working with genocide survivors from Rwanda, from the busy hospice floor at Bellevue Hospital in New York City to the bedside of her parents, dying weeks apart, Barbara’s story is like a love letter to a death-shy world. “In Heartwood, Barbara Becker inspires us to follow our curiosity into a world that is both universal and a source of our uniqueness. And what could be better than that?” ~Gloria Steinem “This is a powerful and exquisite book on being with dying and learning from loss that is written from the marrow of real experience and as well from the heart. It is a courageous exploration of grief, death, and release. This is a book that uplifts, instructs, inspires, and guides.” ~Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center Recorded on October 14, 2021

ZPI SHORT - Heartwood The Art of Living with the End in Mind w/ Barbara Becker

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