"Who Loves Dies Well" is a moving introduction to Pureland Buddhism. Under-represented in literature, Pureland Buddhism, also called Amida Buddhism, is closely concerned with the complex relationship between life and death. It is both about going to heaven and about heaven on earth; a thoroughly spiritual form of Buddhism, yet very practical in its recognition of human limitations. It does not insist on perfection nor encourage guilt at our failings. It is for ordinary people - for all of us who make mistakes and weep with the sorrows of life. Read here the intimacy of Buddhist spiritual life, unique yet universal, laid bare by confrontation with death and a son's love for his mother in her final days.
David Brazier (Dharmavidya) is head of the Amida Order of Buddhism, a growing branch of Buddhism in the West. He has studied Buddhism for over 40 years and holds a PhD in Buddhist psychology. His work is based in Leicestershire, UK. David's previous books include Beyond Carl Rogers, Zen Therapy, The Feeling Buddha and The New Buddhism (all published by Constable Robinson) See website www.amidatrust.com