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“Magnificent! This is a very worthy project.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living

MEDICINE AND COMPASSION

A Tibetan Lama and an American Doctor on How to Provide Care with Compassion and Wisdom

David R. Shlim Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

It is estimated that nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population acts as informal caregivers for ill or disabled loved ones. We can add to these countless workers in the fields of health and human service, and yet there is still not enough help to go around.

Sure to be welcomed by caregivers of all types, this new edition of the groundbreaking Medicine and Compassion can help anyone reconnect with the true spirit of their caregiving task. In a clear and very modern voice, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit.

Offering practical advice on dealing with people who are angry at their medical conditions or their care providers, people who are dying, or the families of those who are critically ill, Medicine and Compassion provides needed inspiration to any who wish to reenergize their patience, kindness, and effectiveness. The warmth and care in these pages is sure to strike a resonant chord with medical professionals, hospice workers, teachers and parents of children with special needs, and those caring for aging and infirm loved ones.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9781614292258
  • ebook
  • 208 pages
  • $9.99
  • ISBN 9780861717033
about the author
Medicine and Compassion

David R. Shlim MD ran the world’s busiest destination travel medicine clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal, for fifteen years, and was the attending physician for all the survivors of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air. He currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Medicine and Compassion

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is the abbot of one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, with over 250 monks. He was born in 1951 in Tibet and fled that country with his family when he was eight years old. He trained in Sikkim, then founded his monastery near Kathmandu in 1976. He has focused on making authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings available to Westerners. He has authored six books, and he regularly visits and teaches at retreat centers in many countries, including his North American retreat center in California, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde. 

Other books by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche:
Medicine and Compassion (Hardcover)
Illuminating the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva

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