No Fear – No Death brings modern medical science and secular ethics together providing essential teachings for living a life of happiness, compassion, and service.
This small book contains rich ideas and simple suggestions on living and dying well.
Dr. Barry Kerzin bridges East and West in a unique way. He is a western-trained doctor who went to India on an intended six-month trip in 1988 to learn more about Buddhism, but he ended up staying much longer. Dr. Kerzin was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 2007. After his ordination, he began traveling and teaching about the interface between modern medical science and secular ethics as well as on compassion, wisdom, meditation, death and dying, and emotional hygiene. No Fear – No Death brings these themes together providing essential teachings for living a life of happiness, compassion, and service.
Praise for Dr. Barry Kerzin’s No Fear – No Death
“With No Fear- No Death, Dr. Barry Kerzin makes us a wonderful gift: the insightful and moving testimony of his exploration of the path of fearless compassion, inner freedom and selfless wisdom. Anyone wondering “What am I here for?” will be delighted by reading this wonderful book.” –Matthieu Ricard, author of Altruism, The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
“Dr. Barry’s story is gripping, and the teachings he humbly and humorously transmits are life-saving! It is a great introduction to the wisdom of freedom and compassion for others—the two wings of the great bird of true happiness! I’m sure you will enjoy this book as much as I do!”
–Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhalogy; author of Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet
“This extraordinary book is the product of Barry Kerzin’s entire life, as a human being who knew suffering and loss early in life, as a medical doctor, and as a Buddhist monk. It is rare to live one’s way into such a confluence of rigorous trainings in different ways of knowing and being, and be able to bring to life for others the essence of what one has tasted and learned directly oneself in such a remarkable synthesis. This book stands as a testimony to deeply human ways of investigating the realms of what we know and what we don’t know and don’t know that we don’t know, for the benefit of all.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses
“This extraordinary memoir and guide captures the journey and insights of a western trained physician and an ordained Buddhist monk. Barry is a great soul and his warmth and love come through in this volume.” –Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone
“I’ve known Barry Kerzin for many decades now. What a pleasure to read his new book on the Buddhist path to happiness. He offers us his personal story with its’ serious challenges, and in plain English he shares with us what he has learned through his experiences as a beginning meditator to his present life as a monk and physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These are profound and accessible teachings that will be of great help and encouragement to the beginner and longtime practitioner.” –Richard Gere, actor and activist
“A practical guide to Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice and philosophy that will be of interest to all those who wish to learn more about this great wisdom tradition, written by an American physician who became a monk. Sprinkled with personal stories and reflection, this book provides a toolkit for living a fulfilling life!” –Richard J. Davidson, co-author of Emotional Life of Your Brain and Altered Traits and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“In an age when white nationalism seeks a stronghold in the United States and populism challenges globalization internationally; in a time when the ‘me generation’ has been institutionalized and codified by narcissistic leaders of our age; the Venerable Barry Kerzin—physician, spiritual teacher, and friend to humanity—invites us to walk a different path: emptiness through meditation is the antidote to our frenzied egoism, and understanding ourselves as a global interconnected family leads us to find the “meaning of life” through “great” compassion for one another. As meditation plays with medicine, and wisdom dances with whimsy, Dr. Kerzin uncovers the key to a happy life. –“The Rev” (Bryan Fulwider) from Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys, WMFE 90.7 FM, Orlando, Florida