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We all grow old. This book teaches us how to take advantage of a new phase of life: a phase of renewal and inner exploration.We're all beginners when it comes to aging. And although the fact that we are in new territory can certainly contribute to the difficulties in dealing with getting older, it can also have a very positive side. Aging can be seen as a new phase of our life: a phase of renewal. Nowhere is this more evident than in our opportunity to devote more time to reflection and inner exploration. The result, regardless of whatever physical limitations we may be experiencing, is the possibility of cultivating and living increasingly from kindness and gratitude - two of the essential qualities of a life of satisfaction and equanimity. With techniques that are both simple and richly unfolded, this book will help readers: * learn the subtle art of being with pain * uncover the fears that amplify suffering * tap into the true sources of meaningfulness and joy.

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Ezra Bayda

Ezra Bayda was born in 1944 in Atlantic City, New jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in philosophy, and began practicing Zen meditation in 1970, receiving permission to teach in 1995. He now lives, writes and teaches at Zen Center San Diego with his wife and fellow teacher, Elizabeth Hamilton. He also leads a meditation group in Santa Rosa, Ca., and has been a hospice volunteer for over ten years. He is the author of five books, including his most recent, Beyond Happiness (Shambhala, 2010) . For more information, go to www.zencentersandiego.org.

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