Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening (Paperback)
Stephen and Ondrea Levine have devoted more than eighteen years to investigating the mind/body relationship, particularly as it relates to the states healing, dying, and grieving. Their work has affected healing and medical practices worldwide. Now, in Embracing the Beloved, the Levines turn their attention to what has been "our most significant spiritual commitment—our own relationship."
In this groundbreaking book, they demonstrate how to use a relationship as a means for profound inner growth and healing. Their insights and anecdotes will benefit all who are drawn to looking inward, and all who seek a relationship as a path for spiritual renewal and merciful awareness of life.
About the Author
STEPHEN LEVINE 's many bestselling books include A Gradual Awakening and Who Dies? His renowned work in grief counseling has been featured in television programs on PBS and CNN, in radio segments, and in magazine articles. He lives in Chamisal, New Mexico.
Stephen Levine is an American poet, author, and teacher best known for his work on death and dying. He is one of a generation of pioneering teachers who, along with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Ram Dass, and Sharon Salzberg, who have made the teachings of Theravada Buddhism more widely available to students in the West. He is the author of "Who Dies?, Healing into Life and Death", and "Turning Toward the Mystery". Visit him at "www.levinetalks.com".
"If you aspire to transform an intimate relationship into a tandem inner journey towards spiritual realization, Embracing the Beloved is the most subtly articulated 'how to' book available."- Ram Dass
"A poetic and compassionate book about the healing potential of love and familial relationships... This should find its way onto the bookshelves of all who strive for greater insight into their own—and their partners'—deeper natures."- Publishers Weekly
"Stephen and Ondrea's work in among the deepest, most healing and heartfelt contributions to modern spiritual life in America. What they offer in Embracing the Beloved is filled with blessings."- Jack Kornfield, author of a Path with Heart
"Perhaps the most spiritually ambitious 'relationships' book of the season."- New Age Journal
"Embracing the Beloved is [the Levines'] often moving... exploration of how relationship can be a path to God. It mixes stories from the Levines' past... with philosophy and suggestions for meditations."- San Francisco Chronicle