Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Buddhist whose areas of expertise include palliative care, spirituality in psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, stress management and relaxation, and grief and bereavement. He received his doctorate at the University of Miami and has trained with several leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. He has traveled extensively in India, China, and Tibet and works at the Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach and Aventura, FL, and at the Wellness Community in Miami, FL.
Foreword writer Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry in Durham, NC. He is founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine, as a spokesperson for which he has given many radio, television, and print media interviews. He is the author of Calming Your Anxious Mind.
"Grief and loss are dreaded experiences that many wish to either
avoid or to rapidly solve. In Grieving Mindfully, Kumar
offers the alternative of welcoming the experience as an
opportunity to develop our humanity. This book offers a path to
healthy grieving for people encountering losses of many kinds."
--Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Kumar's approach to dealing with grief and loss is creative and
radically transformative. Drawing on his experience as a practicing
psychologist and his training in the Buddhist enlightenment
tradition, he suggests that instead of hiding from our grief,
trying to forget or get over it, we take a more demanding and
rewarding path--walking straight through grief with mindful
awareness, fearless observance, and profound compassion. His book
has the potential to bring strength and healing to the millions who
grieve and to revolutionize the approach of psychologists and
counselors working with those in profound grief."
--Glenn H Mullin, Buddhist meditation teacher and author of Living in the Face of Death: The Tibetan Tradition