"Watts and Tomatsu provide an unprecedented look into modern Buddhist practices of caring for the dying and bereaved. This book is an indispensible field manual for contemplative caregivers, and a must-read for anyone drawn to end-of-life care."
– Willa B. Miller and Cheryl A. Giles, coeditors of The Arts of Contemplative Care
"A wonderful contribution to the emerging discussion on how to develop spiritual, compassionate support for the dying in our society."
– Anyen Rinpoche, author of Journey to Certainty and Dying With Confidence
"A valuable and amazing resource! These incisive accounts from different cultures offer crucial lessons on what has been lost and gained in our understanding of care of the dying over the past 100 years. This collection is a 'must' for those of us involved in chaplaincy care."
– Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Guiding Teacher, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Abbot, Village Zendo, New York
"These authors intelligently ask how Buddhists worldwide, right now, are helping with dying, and find that there are so many ways. They also show how we can do a better job, individually, collectively, and institutionally. This book is a treasure-trove--we will most definitely use it in classes."
– Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., Professor, Naropa University Buddhist Chaplaincy program
"Inspiring. Critical insights into the actual, in-the-trenches work of caregiving--featuring numerous, rich case studies. Should be an essential text in the field."
– Sulak Sivarksa, author Conflict, Culture, Change
"A wonderfully intelligent and compassionate account of modern Buddhist approaches to death and dying."
– Gil Fronsdal, author of The Issue at Hand