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Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? Many have asked these questions, and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question Good Life, Good Death asks us to contemplate: how does the idea of life after death affect how we live our lives? Gelek Rimpoche tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain...

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Overview

Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? Many have asked these questions, and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question Good Life, Good Death asks us to contemplate: how does the idea of life after death affect how we live our lives? Gelek Rimpoche tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain a bigger picture of life after life, even for a moment. He makes the connection between powerful emotions such as anger, obsession, jealousy and pride, and our past as well as our future.

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As a teenager, Gelek Rimpoche fled Tibet after the Chinese Communist invasion, but only after he had been trained by the same spiritual teachers who taught the Dalai Lama. In Good Life, Good Death, he addresses questions about life and death, their meaning and consequence. His Holiness the Dalai Lama contributes a foreword.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573229524
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 485,404
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Rimpoche N. Gehlek was trained by the same teachers who taught the Dalai Lama, and was fully educated in Tibet. He is a favorite speaker at the Omega Institute, the Open Center, and countless spiritual centers around the world. His students cover the full range: Buddhists, Hollywood actors, esteemed composers and musicians.
Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award (conferred by the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Foundation), the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    So much wisdom, and it's fun to read! Worth reading - over and over and over....

    This book changed my life. I initially picked it up out of curiosity, after hearing Gehlek Rimpoche give a talk at my local Unity church. I am SO glad I did. Definitely worth reading, over and over again.

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