The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition
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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. Like Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Sogyal Rinpoche opens the door to a full experience of death. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. As a result, life becomes much richer. --Brian Bruya. It is up to the reader to walk through. Concepts such as reincarnation, karma, and bardo and practices such as meditation, tonglen, and phowa teach us how to face death constructively. Death
In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is an inestimable gift.”—San Francisco Chronicle A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of Dante’s The Divine Comedy,” this is the essentia
"a must for a Buddhist library" according to A Customer. This book fully captures the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. I don't claim to be an authority on the subject, but I was born into a Buddhist household that has remained faithful and reverent to both Mahayana and Hiyana traditions of Buddhism. From the information I've had passed on to me by both family and Tibetan Buddhist clergy, this book has never been contradictory to anything lect. Gentle wisdom A book of mystical insight punctuated by practical wisdom about the flow of life as energy, and the implications for dealing realistically and compassionately with the needs of the dying.. I love this book I love this book. I do not agree with everything, but seeing things from other perspectives helps you really understand other cultures and mindsets. Some very good information weather you believe it or not. I keep it next to my nightstand and read it on days when I am down or just bored and want something to contemplate. Would recommend.