"Mind Beyond Death
picks up where the Tibetan Book of the Dead
leaves off. . . . This stunning work will prepare the seeker of truth for the moments before during and beyond the material expiration of our body our vessel. . . . This reviewer has been reading esoteric spiritual texts since age seventeen and has never seen as clear and skillful a description. . . . Splendid."—New Age Retailer
"This is the most significant work in English on the six bardos since the publication of transcripts of two seminars given many years ago by my guru Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Now once again these wonderful teachings are illuminated by the deep wisdom and compassion of a genuine master."—Francesca Fremantle, author of Luminous Emptiness: A Guide to the Tibetan Book of the Dead
"Mind Beyond Death
goes a long way toward demystifying these teachings about the transition between one life and another and making them relevant to everyday life. The way to meet death fully, says Ponlop Rinpoche, is to die every day to every moment to everything. To our thoughts to our agony to our emotions to our loving relationships—even to our joy. At forty-one, Ponlop Rinpoche, who makes his home in Seattle, is at the forefront of a new generation of traditionally trained Tibetan Buddhist scholar-teachers. You're sure to hear more from him in the future."—Shambhala Sun
From the Publisher
Mind Beyond Death is an indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death. Using humorous analogies and his profound understanding of the Western mind, Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos--the intervals of life, death, and beyond-- completely available to the modern reader. Drawing on a breathtaking range of material, Mind Beyond Death shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death. But the bardos also apply to taking control of life, and learning how to live with fearless abandon. Walking skillfully through the bardos of dream, meditation, and daily life, we then travel deep into the mysterious death intervals and become familiar with their dazzling mindscape. This tour de force gives us the knowledge to transform the greatest obstacle of death into the most powerful opportunity for enlightenment. With nuts-and-bolts meditations and brilliant illumination, Mind Beyond Death offers a clear map that will safely transport the reader through the challenging transitions of life and death.