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The first complete translation of the classic Buddhist text
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 but partial translations. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but also in a translation of remarkable clarity and beauty. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.
About The Author
Gyurme Dorje is translator (with Matthew Kapstein) of Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Graham Coleman is president of the Orient Foundation, a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization based in the United Kingdom.
Thupten Jinpa, is the senior translator to His Holiness The Dalai Lama and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
This new translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a tremendous accomplishment. The whole text is a vast source of inspiration. (Francesca Fremantle, Buddhadharma magazine) The most celebrated and widely read work of Tibetan literature outside Tibet . . . now in its finest and most complete form in this excellent English translation. (Bryan J. Cuevas, Tricycle) Profound and unique, it is one of the great treasures of wisdom in the spiritual heritage of humanity. (Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying) One of the great scripts of world civilization . . . a voyage inside the profound imagination of a people, immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise. (Time Out, London) Magnificent . . . beautiful verse meditations. (The Guardian, London) 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. (His Holiness The Dalai Lama)
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 535
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61 x 4.32
Weight (kg): 0.64