Ultimate Healing: the power of compassion
We experience illness on a physical level, but in order to be healed, we must understand where true healing begins: within our hearts and minds. In Ultimate Healing, internationally renowned meditation master Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us to recognize the root of illness and gives us the tools to create our future happiness. Beginning with stories of people who have recovered from disease through meditation, Rinpoche addresses the central role played by karma and by the mental habit of "labeling" in causing illness, and shows how meditation and other thought techniques for developing compassion and insight can eliminate the ultimate cause of all disease.
Ultimate Healing shows us that by transforming our minds, especially through the development of compassion, we can eliminate the ultimate cause of all disease. In addition to relating stories of people who have recovered from disease through meditation, Lama Zopa presents practical healing meditations, including white-light healing, compassion meditation, "taking and giving", and techniques to cure depression.
“Written with humility and kindness, Ultimate Healing is rich and wisdom and practical help for those in pain.”—Mandala
“Here is a book that focuses the heart on the spiritual cure for those in pain; a book that directs our attention to the special wisdom of cures that cause permanent healing to take place. This truly is an awesome book.”—Lillian Too, from her foreword
“An excellent book for those who face illness or care for the sick. Zopa Rinpoche explains methods to transform the minds of self-pity and anger, to work creatively with adversity, and to make our lives meaningful, no matter what state of health we are in. This book challenges us to open our hearts with compassion and wisdom.”—Thubten Chodron, author of Buddhism for Beginners