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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

A New Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

By Sogyal Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 464 pages, Rev and Updated Edition
Other Information: 5 b&w photographs
Published In: United States, 02 May 1994
In the tradition of the bestselling Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, this inspirational guide presents 365 thought-provoking meditations on life, death, doubt, mindfulness, compassion, wisdom, and work. "As a guide to the Tibetan tradition and its insights into life and death, Sogyal Rinpoche is without peer".--New York Times Book Review.


The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying interprets Tibetan Buddhism and its views on the afterlife. "Fear of death and ignorance of the afterlife are fueling the destruction of our planet," asserts Rinpoche. Indeed, Western people are taught to deny and fear death. The wisdom of Buddha, however, states that life and death are one entity. Death is a mirror through which the whole of life is reflected. Rinpoche explains the Buddhist philosophy of death in simple yet dynamic terms and tells us how we can transform our lives, prepare for death, and help the dying by employing these beliefs. The underlying theme is that preparing for and accepting our finitude help us to live more responsible and productive lives. The text is ably read by Rinpoche and Lisa Brewer, Charles Tart, and Michael Toms. Recommended for academic libraries.-Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.

"Sogyal Rinpoche...has delivered the Tibetanequivalent of 'The Divine Comedy.' One could imaginethat this is what Dante might have written had he beena Buddhist metaphysician rather than a Christian poet." --"New York Times Book Review"Rinpoche's teachings have much to offer.... His down-to-earth tone, peppered with songs and poetry from Buddhist sages, takes away much of the intense fear of death and makes it seem like an old friend."--"Los Angeles Times"A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, it is an inestimable gift."--"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

EAN: 9780062508348
ISBN: 0062508342
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Dimensions: 23.11 x 13.72 x 3.3 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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