Hidden Spring: A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer

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"This book, with its rare and beautiful courage, stuns me with gratitude. The presence of heart that Sandy Boucher discovers in her journey through hell shakes my life with joy. In Hidden Spring, her most important book, Sandy is the spunky and inspiring spiritual companion we all deserve."--Joanna Macy, author of Widening Circles

"This is the story of a woman's boundless courage in the face of illness, the life-sustaining nature of her spiritual practice, and the tremendous importance of friends. Sandy Boucher sends lovingkindness to us, her readers, through her graceful, poignant writing and her wisdom. Her story can be savored by everyone, not just those who are confronting cancer."--Anne Webster, Ph.D, Director of the Mind/Body Cancer Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"Hidden Spring is an offering to all of us. We never know how deep our practice is until something difficult or terrible happens... This is a manual on how to receive help in whatever form it comes. Step by step we are brought along with Sandy in her struggles, and we come to understand how we might face with fearless compassion our own illness and those of our family and friends."--Linda Ruth Cutts, Abbess, San Francisco Zen Center, Green Gulch Farm

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In 1995, Sandy Boucher—a well-known Buddhist and feminist writer—was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. Immediately, every element of her life—her work, intimate relationship, home, friendships, her body—was sucked into a dizzying vortex of change and uncertainty.

in vivid and unflinching prose, Boucher describes her year-long encounter with cancer and reveals how meditation, an understanding of Buddhist principles, and her spiritual outlook prepared her to meet the mental and physical challenges of illness.

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