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Healing Lazarus

A Buddhist's Journey from Near Death to New Life

Lewis Richmond


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For Lewis Richmond, overcoming a swift and devastating brain disease was only the beginning of an intense, protracted journey of recovery. But the Buddhist teachings that sustained him throughout his adult life would prove essential in guiding him back to wellness -- and toward rebirth and transformation.
In Healing Lazarus, Richmond shares the lessons he learned and the wisdom he won in sickness and in health. His words of love, hope, and courage are as inspiring as they are true. Illuminating from the first page to the last, Richmond's memoir is an affirmation -- and a celebration -- of life, and a testament to the human spirit.

Praise For Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist's Journey from Near Death to New Life

Newsday [A] stunningly open account.

Jack Kornfield author of A Path with Heart A gripping and illuminating map of the inner landscape of grave illness, and an ultimately inspiring and tender-hearted return.

Publishers Weekly (starred review) [A] vivid, affecting, and painfully honest Buddhist dharma (teacher) story....His psychic excavations will enrich all who read this gripping account.

Atria Books, 9780743422611, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

About the Author

Lewis Richmond is an ordained disciple of Buddhist master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and a lineage holder in that tradition. He is the author of the acclaimed books Healing Lazarus and Work as a Spiritual Practice. In addition to leading the Vimala Sangha, a Buddhist group based in Mill Valley, California, he is a software entrepreneur and musician/composer. His website is