Living without Regret – Arnaud Maitland
Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is a major life challenge. In Living Without Regret the author, a longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, reveals how his grief over the loss of his mother, who died of Alzheimer’s deepened his ability to apply the Buddhist teachings in his own life. The account leads us through turbulent emotions such as feelings of helplessness, guilt, anger, confusion, despair, and fear, while grounding the personal narrative in a larger framework of Buddhist teachings on impermanence, suffering and the development of wisdom and compassion. It is never too late to heal the past. We can own and trapsform even the most difficult life situations, including death and our own seemingly fatal mistakes. The wisdom of the Buddhist teachings helps us to strengthen awareness and develop our inner resources. The author encourages readers to reflect on their own lives and learn to face challenges as they arise.
“This book is not just a moving report on the illness and departure of his mother, but also an excellent introduction into Buddhism ” — GP Press-Services, The Netherlands
“As an authority in his field–having worked for twenty-five years in the US with the Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku–through his excep-tionally lucid style Maitland succeeds in touching and uplifting the reader with sharp and clear metaphors. A book of great actuality and of rare quality. — Dutch Central Library Service
“This poignant and enlightening book is valuable for anyone who has been touched by life-threatening diseases and death.” — Book Wire Revieiv
“… his perspective on the important questions of aging and pain among the elderly is unusual and important.” — Library Journal