Overview

A distillation of the acclaimed English translation of a revered Tibetan classic

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature.

In Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking's acclaimed unabridged translation of The ...
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Meditations on Living, Dying, and Loss: The Essential Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Overview

A distillation of the acclaimed English translation of a revered Tibetan classic

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature.

In Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking's acclaimed unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience: What is death? How can we help those who are dying? And how can we come to terms with bereavement? New to this edition are Coleman's introduction and his brilliant and incisive essays, which preface each chapter and provide the seeker entrée to these ancient insights. With introductory commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a highly praised translation by Gyurme Dorje, this succinct but authoritative volume will convey the profundity of the original to those hungry for a better understanding of this life and the next.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101152430
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,347,087
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gyurme Dorje, Ph.D., is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.



Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., is the senior translator to His Holiness The Dalai Lama and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Editor's Introduction xiii

Introductory Commentary by His Holiness the XIVth Exploring the Notion of Continuity of Consciousness Dalai Lama xxv

Living

Song of Impermanence 3

Imprisoned by the Ego: A Lament 11

Living, Dreaming, Meditating, and Dying 21

Uncovering the Nature of Mind 31

Wisdoms, Elements, and Subtle Energies 53

Dying

Body and Mind Dissolving 69

Entering the Horizon of Light 83

Loss

Transforming Bereavement in the Mirror of Guidance 99

Glossary of Key Terms 147

Notes 187

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