The Tibetan Book of the Dead: To Be Read Aloud

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: To Be Read Aloud

by Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Jean-Claude Van Italie, Jean-Claude Van Atalie
     
 

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud is famed playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie’s poetic adaptation of traditional Tibetan passages used to aid and comfort at the time of death. His lyrical and insightful poetry is accompanied by Gerry Vezzuso’s vivid photographs, Tibetan art, and other images evocative of this process. This text leads

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud is famed playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie’s poetic adaptation of traditional Tibetan passages used to aid and comfort at the time of death. His lyrical and insightful poetry is accompanied by Gerry Vezzuso’s vivid photographs, Tibetan art, and other images evocative of this process. This text leads us through the stages we experience after death and helps us to overcome the ambitions, desires, jealousies, and fears that can obscure our understanding of ourselves and our transition into the next life.

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"I love this little book. Read it aloud!”
—Richard Gere

"Jean-Claude van Itallie’s presentation of this old classic brings us face to face with the radiance and emptiness of our own minds. He has made new a relevant—even urgent—text: a guide for the continually arising moments of choice in our living and in dying."
—Diane di Prima

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556432736
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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