2 WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE ON EARTH?
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Why are we born? Why do we die? We are responsible for everything we experience in life—by accepting that we begin to control our destiny. Death is a transition into a new life, a new vitality to continue our journey.
10 THE DIVINE ART OF DYING
by Karen Speerstra & Herbert Anderson
The turn toward death is a decision to choose life. How to start the conversation.
14 IN THE PRESENCE OF A GREAT MYSTERY
by Eckhart Tolle
Realizing who you are beyond the little conceptualized self.
20 WHAT REALLY MATTERS
by Karen Wyatt, MD
A hospice physician shares an incredible gift.
24 THE DYNAMICS OF KARMA
by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D
True accounts of how karma works and how it can be changed.
28 CAN UNDERSTANDING DEATH CHANGE THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES?
by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.
Healing our fears around death, opening a new global vision.
31 A GOOD DAY TO DIE…OR NOT
by Rivvy Neshama
“Our culture is not too keen about death and dying…neither am I.”
|32 DOCTOR, GRACIAS POR TODO, GOD BLESS
by Paul Edward Kaloostian, MD
A young neurosurgeon, a loving family, and a son’s final message.
37 THE COMING INTERSPIRITUAL AGE
by Kurt Johnson & David Robert Ord
Welcoming the new monasticism emerging in our rapidly evolving world community.
40 I AM AN ETERNAL JOURNEY
by Sri Chinmoy
For seekers of Truth, death is merely a stopping place on the road of Eternity.
42 PARAM PARA—ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
What happens to those who die and then return to life? Where is our consciousness between births?
44 LESSONS IN THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
by J. Phillip Jones
How can we graduate from the material schools in which we are entangled?
50 FLOWER HAIKU
by Rebecca Lilly
“Silence dissolves this body, this mind.”
64 THE JOURNEY OF FORGIVENESS
by Desmond M. Tutu & Mpho A. Tutu
Forgiveness is the journey we must take toward becoming whole.
46 Books, Books for Children, Audio, Video, Spiritual Cinema
51 Tools for Your Journey
COVER: “Bonsai and
Monk.” Photograph by H. KoppDelaney