Unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace—an accessible guide for everyday mystics.
A spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in a poetic, warm, and utterly intimate voice.
“We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.”
—Kathleen Dowling Singh, from introduction to Unbinding
Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and easeful contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing gently on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions or none to encounter the sacred and experience grace themselves. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—and helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
“‘Everything is a gift, but nothing s free,’ wrote Huston Smith, the historian of religions. In Unbinding, Kathleen Dowling Singh elaborates on similar truths that deal with our efforts to understand our true nature. Do not think this book is a labyrinthine exercise shrouded in mysticism. It is utterly practical, because our future on this planet likely depends on our right understanding of ego, self, and essence.”
— Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind
About the Author:
Kathleen Dowling Singh is trained academically in transpersonal psychology and works as a mentor for deep psychospiritual growth work. She lectures widely throughout the United States on spirituality at the end of life, spiritual transformation in the midst of life, and meditative and contemplative practices.
Kathleen is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die, a book named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books in Spirituality the year it was published and recognized as a landmark in the field. The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older has struck a chord with sincere practitioners who wish to use their aging years for spiritual maturation and ripening. It was named one of the best of 2014 by Spirituality and Practice Magazine. Her most recent book is The Grace in Living: Recognize It, Trust It, Abide in It, which offers instruction in the practice of spiritual biography as well as the awakening stories of revered teachers and longtime practitioners.
Kathleen lives in Sarasota, Florida, close to many of her four children and seven grandchildren.