Rick Light is an author who loves the wilderness and magic in life and the world around us. He's a spiritual teacher, an educator about Jewish death practices, an instructor of rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking, and in general, a guy who loves the out of doors. The way we treat the dead and the respect we show the natural world reflect how we honor life. Rick's books and his approach to living uplift us and help us to recognize the sacredness in each other and in life.
Enter the engaging world of a fox named Sebastian, whose spiritual path teaches of awakening consciousness, expanded awareness and learning to be kind. His adventures lead us through his life in a way that parallels the author's to give us insights into living meaningfully, richly, and in connection with the wholeness of Life.
Hear Rabbi Richard Address interview Rick about Sebastian on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast (a podcast of Jewish Sacred Aging) June 12, 2020.
Rick Light's list of books on Jewish rituals begins with a Passover Haggadah, A Seder of Light, that is unique, beautiful, and a delight for all ages. Next is the award-winning, Jewish Rites of Death, an introduction to the beauty and meaning of Jewish rituals at the end of life. The list ends with several well-respected taharah manuals, books to help in the performance of this age-old ritual of respectfully and beautifully preparing the dead for burial.
Backpacking the Light Way is a book to help conventional backpackers learn from ultralight backpackers, such that they can carry less weight while still preserving safety and comfort. With all of their needs met, these backpackers have more fun in the backcountry since their loads are significantly less. This book sold over 3000 copies in its first 24 months.