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In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying. Death turns out to be less of a crisis and more of an opportunity. Concepts such as reincarnation, karma, and bardo and practices such as meditation, tonglen, and phowa teach us how to face death constructively. As a result, life becomes much richer. Like Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Sogyal Rinpoche opens the door to a full experience of death. It is up to the reader to walk through. --Brian Bruya
This modern interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead outlines a path for spiritual growth.
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Amazing text. A must read to understand what we all will eventually experience.Published 10 days ago by Michael Wolgast
Probably the best Buddhism book I've read, and I've read dozens.
The clarity of language and instruction is superb. Read more
I have not yet finished this book - but the warmth and humbleness of the author is palpable. He himself is remarkable - he was given to his master (teacher) who himself was a very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margaret M. Pratt
The book itself was in PERFECT condition and arrive in mint condition. The contents of the book takes greater thought and must be digested slowly.Published 2 months ago by Gilbert Fernandes
You will have a better life experience by understanding the cycle of life and death. Everyone so far as I know has not gotten out of this world alive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Michael George
Beautiful. Thrilled to add this to my library and will read it many times throughout my life, I'm sure.Published 2 months ago by S.K. in O.R.