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Kitchen Table Wisdom Audiobook

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My Grandfather's Blessings Audiobook

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Kitchen Table Wisdom

Over 700,000 copies in print

Now published in 21 languages

This international classic is now available as an ebook!

Often Doctors have front row seat on life. When a physician is also a master storyteller and has a personal 60-year history of chronic illness, we get to share a profound experience of life up close and personal. In this deeply moving and down to earth collection of true stories, Rachel offers us the wisdom and courage of physician and patient and touches the hearts of people worldwide. Kitchen Table Wisdom will enable you to see your own life differently and recognize your power to heal those around you.

My Grandfather's Blessings

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My Grandfather’s Blessings

More than 300,00 copies in print

Published in 18 languages

My Grandfather’s Blessings is a book of wisdom, the wisdom of Rachel’s grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and student of Kaballah and Rachel’s own wisdom as a compassionate physician and a survivor of lifelong chronic illness. The stories in this book heal our deepest fears: that we do not belong, that we are not enough, that we are powerless, that we are alone. In My Grandfather’s Blessings, we discover that we all matter and that we are all healers. These stories will make you laugh and cry and ultimately show you who you really are and how large a difference you have already made to the people around you.

The Little Book of Kitchen Table Wisdom, a collection of the wisest thoughts from the beloved classic, Kitchen Table Wisdom.

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Rachel Naomi Remen smilingConversations On Death: Dying In America
with Rachel Naomi Remen, Michael Meade, Marion Woodman, & Sogyal Rinpoche

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For most people the thought of death evokes feelings of fear, sadness, anger and anxiety. Despite daily proof of human mortality, death is a taboo in our society, and as a result there are many who face their final days unprepared emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually, and very much afraid. The Zen Hospice Project, featured on Bill Moyers special PBS series On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, has been changing how Americans view death, and helping people pass from life with dignity and grace. In the fall of 2000, the Institute on Dying, a program of Zen Hospice Project, presented a series of lectures and workshops with some of the leading spiritual teachers, artists, storytellers and psychologists for an in-depth exploration and re-visioning of dying in America. In this special collection of highlights, we learn from these death and dying counselors how we can return death to its honored and sacred place in our lives and in our culture. Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, scholar of mythology, and author of many audio sets and books including The World Behind the World: Living at the Ends of Time (Greenfire Press 2008). His website iswww.mosaicvoices.org. Marion Woodman, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and author of many audio sets and books included Bone: Dying Into Life (Penguin 2001). Her website is www.mwoodmanfoundation.org. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and author of many audio sets and books and audio sets including My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging (Riverhead Books, 2000) Kitchen Table Wisdom: 10th Anniversary Edition (Riverhead 2006). Her website is www.rachelremen.com. Lama Sogyal Rinpoche has taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West since the early 1970s and is the founder of Rigpa centers world wide including the Lerab Ling Buddhist Retreat Center in France, he’s the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (HarperSanFrancisco 1994). His website is www.rigpa.org. Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • Why death is part of the process of life
  • How rather than running from death, you can dance with death
  • How death lives in the psyche and affects the soul
  • How the medical establishment is learning to live with the mystery of death and what lies beyond
  • How you can live a more compassionate and meaningful life

Host: Michael Toms  (New Dimensions Media) Interview Date: 11/1/2000

 
Picture of Rachel Naomi Remen Mystery: The Wisdom of the Soul
with Rachel Naomi Remen Price: $1.99
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Our culture trains us to scorn the unknown, to consider it a problem to be overcome. What the soul craves, however, is the awe and wonder of the unknown-the great mystery of life and our own existence. In this talk at New Dimensions’ 25th-anniversary conference, Remen describes the wisdom she has gained as a physician working with cancer patients-the realization that honoring mystery provides strength and comfort, healing and hope. “This is not a dead world,” she says. “The world is soul-infused. Something in us wants to participate; it senses our need to wonder. It knows that to wonder is to be alive.” She offers an exercise for getting in touch with our sense of mystery and therefore our source of aliveness. “Life is not a problem to be solved,” she says. “It’s a mystery to be lived.” Remen is a physician for the Commonweal cancer program, and the author of My Grandfather’s Blessing: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging (Riverhead Books, 2000) and Kitchen Table Wisdom (Riverhead 1996).

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • What constitutes the work, the language and the wisdom of the soul
  • What mystery asks of us
  • A story of spontaneous cancer remission, and the medical reaction
  • The secret of jumping a horse over a fence
  • The worst radio interview of Remen’s career
  • A story of a dying man who wanted to return as a white heron
  • An exercise for understanding the qualities in your life
  • The woman with a pine-cone heart, and the doctor who lived in a maze
  • Hundreds of people singing “It’s in Every One of Us”

Host: Michael Toms (New Dimensions Media) Talk Date: 10/16/1998


Rachel Naomi Remen smiling The Gift of Giving

Interview with Rachel Naomi Remen Price: $1.99

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Would you rather live from the heart or live from the intellect? Inspired by stories from her grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kaballah, Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., tells with wit and inspiration of her emergence from a socialistic, atheistic upbringing to a life and medical practice filled with grace, mystery and wonder. Remen is a clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and co-founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program. “We may all need to know less and wonder more.” Remen conveys how strongly we need to acknowledge our own stories, to understand that life is defined by mystery rather than by science and how we can move from “helping” and “fixing” others to serving others.“In this high tech world we place such value on our skills and on our expertise. But our expertise doesn’t make us whole and it doesn’t make the world whole either. I think our truth, our goodness, our open-heartedness is much more powerful than our expertise.” She is the author of the “bestselling” book Kitchen Table Wisdom (Riverhead Books, 1996), and My Grandfather’s Blessing: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging (Riverhead Books, 2000).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • Honoring your own story and the importance of who you are
  • Embracing mystery and wonder
  • The truth behind “service
  • Understanding the darkness in order to recognize the gift of light
  • Learn how our blessings matter
  • The courage to speak the truth

Host: Michael Toms  (New Dimensions Media) Interview Date: 7/27/2000

Picture of Rachel Naomi Remen The Inner Power of Healing
Interview with Rachel Naomi Remen Price: $1.99
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Dr. Remen delivers an outpouring of wisdom about healing and the mysteries of life and death in this moving and eloquent interview. She challenges us to “confront the unknown” because people recover from illness for reasons that we don’t understand. Remen always asks her patients what they consider to be true about their illness; she has discovered that what we believe influences our health far more than we know. Her insights from over forty years as a physician, as well as her personal experience of living with a chronic disease, will change the way you think and your ability to cope with illness in yourself or your loved ones. Our wounds are “badges of credibility,” not of weakness, and Remen reminds us that “it’s not necessary to live an easy life to live a good life.”

Dr. Remen is the medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and author of Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal (Riverhead Books, 1996).

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • The first step in healing — accepting that you’ve been wounded
  • Why you don’t need to be a doctor to help heal those you love
  • Living well, despite your illness
  • How what you believe determines how well you become
  • The most fundamental tool of healing
  • Realizing that we’re all wounded
  • The difference between being cured and being healed
  • The Commonweal Cancer Program
  • Including death as part of the healing process

Host: Mark Walstron (New Dimensions Media)

Interview Date: 5/13/1996

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