The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Gyurme Dorje
     
 

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One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety. Now, in one of the year's most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made

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One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety. Now, in one of the year's most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty.

With an introductory commentary by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years" this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world."

Editorial Reviews

Bardo Thodol, or The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is one of the indisputable masterpieces of spiritual literature. Before this Penguin Classics edition, this ancient Buddhist funerary text has known to American readers only through partial translations, some of which had been distorted by the beliefs of Western interpreters. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation provides a clear, reliable rendering of this profound assessment of states of consciousness. To this fine edition, His Holiness The Dalai Lama provides a helpful introductory commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101462287
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
516,787
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Sogyal Rinpoche
Profound and unique, it is one of the great treasures of wisdom in the spiritual heritage of humanity. (Author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)
Francesca Fremantle
This new translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a tremendous accomplishment. (Buddhadarma magazine)

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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