Aging As a Spiritual Practice : The first truth of aging is also the first truth of Buddhist teaching: Everything changes. In Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond helps us understand how the transformation can bring new possibilities, fresh beginnings, a wealth of appreciation, and a depth of gratitude that profoundly affects how our lives proceed. Regardless of whether you are enjoying growing old, hating it, or in denial, each chapter is filled with relatable anecdotes, including Richmond's own experiences with illness, aging, and transformation. Incorporating illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists on aging's various challenges and rewards, Richmond explores the tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life. The guided meditations and contemplative reflections included help us to see that while we can't escape life's essential problems, we can change our understanding about them and enjoy the process.