Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic and International Bestseller

Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic and International Bestseller

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Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic and International Bestseller by Sogyal Rinpoche

“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.”
San Francisco Chronicle

A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”

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ISBN-13: 9780062508348
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 441
Sales rank: 71,408
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet and raised by one of the most revered spiritual masters of this century, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. With the Chinese occu-pation of Tibet, he went into exile with his master, who died in 1959 in Sikkim in the Himalayas. After university studies in Delhi and Cambridge, England, he acted as translator and aide to several leading Tibetan masters, and began teaching in the West in 1974. Rinpoche sees his life's task as transplanting the wisdom of the Buddha to the West by offering training in the vision set out in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. This training can enable those who follow it to understand, embody, and integrate Buddhist teachings into their everyday lives.

Rinpoche's reputation as an authority on the teachings associated with The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and his dialogue with leading figures in the fields of psychology, science, and healing make him a sought-after speaker at international conferences and lectures. He travels extensively, teaching in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, a network of Buddhist centers and groups around the world.

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead I found this book. It was a great addition to and I found it far better reading than The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche puts the teachings into a human and humorous voice. I love all his stories; they make the teachings personal just like they should be. I don't know how after reading this book one would not be affected by it in a positive way in some way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my introduction to Buddhism and what got me hooked. Read it, you'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sogyal Rinpoche has brought a modern psychological - medical understanding to the hospices and hospitals in the form of ' The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying '. More than an instructional text - this writing is a Dzogchen masterpiece with the author aptly trained in transmission of the difficult subject of Buddhism. With his Western experiences and the endowment of his master teachers Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro - Dudjom Rinpoche - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - Khandro Tsering Chodron - Sogyal Rinpoche has explored the sublime aspects of Vajrayana Buddhism. This Diamond Way is practiced as a method for Living. The Art of Dying is practiced by all true adepts as the only meditation that can bring about true Guru Yoga and instill in the practioner the compassion necessary for enlightenment and ultimate transcendence. The understanding rendered to the teachings of the bardos is particularly poignant - and Rinpoche takes much of the fear and uncertainty away from the process of familarization with phenomenon of Mind. The very reading is a Dzogchen empowerment. Om mani padme hum - Om ah hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi hum - Hail the Jewel in the Lotus !
seeker2 More than 1 year ago
A must read for those seeking guidance in living a spiritually sound life in this life and hereafter. Specific meditation suggestions. Seeker2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most profound books regarding Buddhist perspective on our lives and our deaths. Recommended for those people trying to come to terms with an impending death, or seeking to reduce the daily stresses of their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent explanation of the traditional book of Living and Dying. Geared for Americans who are looking for a book complete with more in depth explanations of the tradition/belief system/context orientation of the Buddist religion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As, perhaps, a lost soul of the western beliefs and the loss of a soul mate I looked to buddhism to find some answers. This book certainly lightens the blow of our impending inevitable. I enjoyed the read and the personal touch with great stories. Well recommended to anyone interested in the other side.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rinpoche's teachings have much to offer.... His down-to-earth tone, peppered with songs and poetry from Buddhist sages, takes away much of the intense fear of death and makes it seem like an old friend. Sogyal Rinpoche...has delivered the Tibetanequivalent of 'The Divine Comedy.' One could imagine that this is what Dante might have written had he been a Buddhist metaphysician rather than a Christian poet.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Fascinating...inspires more study as this is the first book I have ever read about Buddhism and so much was unfamiliar to me. But the parts about dealing with death rang solid and true, and inspire me to read more and challenge conventional attitudes.
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A great read for any buddhist
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