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This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of
the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan
Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a
magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan
tradition, The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying provides a lucid and
inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of
mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the
dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.
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 occupation 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 in
transplanting the wisdom of 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 the Dead 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 Europe, North America, Australia, and
Asia, and is the founder and spiritual director of Rigpa, a network of
Buddhist centers and groups around the world.
"Sogyal Rinpoche...has delivered the Tibetanequivalent of 'The Divine Comedy.' One could imaginethat this is what Dante might have written had he beena Buddhist metaphysician rather than a Christian poet." --"New York Times Book Review"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."--"Los Angeles Times"A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, it is an inestimable gift."--"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review