The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace underscores the importance of “practice”- of awareness through meditation, compassion, patience and effort – in lending rich and joyous meaning to this lifetime, and so to our passage to the next. His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers his thoughts on achieving a meaningful life and death. At the heart of his eloquent presentation is this lesson: by cultivating compassion, wisdom, and positive thought and action – in short, by living a good life – we can approach death without fear or regret, and welcome our passage and rebirth. He teaches that the way to peaceful death is to live a meaningful life by practicing love and compassion. The book also provides straightforward lessons on how to embrace death and impermanence, which ultimately leads to a life of peace, joy and spiritual fulfillment.