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

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The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying



Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as ?a ...
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Overview

The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying



Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as “a tremendous accomplishment,” this book 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.



This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
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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.
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Long one of the most recognizable titles of Tibetan Buddhism among Westerners, this is, remarkably, the first English translation of the full text. Dorje, a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Jinpa, senior translator to the Dalai Lama, and Coleman (president, Orient Foundation, U.K.) present in clear and flowing translation the prayers, practices, and visualizations used to prepare Tibetan Buddhists to successfully escape the painful cycle of living and dying. Studied both during one's life and read lovingly to the deceased for up to 49 days after death, this true religious classic seeks to help individuals overcome their "deep-seated habitual tendencies," to recognize both the helpful and harmful deities, and to recognize the many but obscured paths of escape. This should be a first purchase for virtually all public and academic libraries, which will want to retain the now-classic Evans-Wentz translation of "The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States" (The Tibetan Book of the Dead), Chapter 11 in this book. Included are the Dalai Lama's introductory commentary, brief introductions to the context of each chapter, extensive notes, and an impressive glossary of key terms.-James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of North Carolina at Asheville Lib. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101462287
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 208,881
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Gyurme Dorje (PhD) is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His seven major publications include works on Tibetan lexicography, medicine, divination and pilgrimage guides to Tibet and Bhutan, as well as translations of HH Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.
 
Graham Coleman is President of the Orient Foundation (UK), a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization. Writer/director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy and editor of the Handbook of Tibetan Culture, he has been editing Tibetan Buddhist poetry and prose texts in cooperation with various distinguished translators since the mid-1970s.
 
Thupten Jinpa (Phd) is the senior translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. His works include the translation of twelve books by the Dalai Lama, such as the New York Times bestseller Ethics for a New Millennium and The Universe in a Single Atom, the Dalai Lama's perspective on the meeting of Buddhism and modern science.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Difficult read...for me anyway

    I had read in a book about near-death experiences that said "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" described "after-death" events that were the most similar to those described by near-death survivors. Wanting to know more about this, I ordered it. So knowing practically nothing about this book in advance, I have to admit it wasn't quite what I expected. It's more like reading poetry. I'm not saying that's bad, in fact some of it sounds beautiful. It just requires careful, slow, thoughtful, analytical reading. I'll tackle it another day.

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