Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully : The Profound Practice of Transference of Consciousness
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, and yet very few of us have really come to terms with it. This inspiring book helps us to live a happy and meaningful life, to prepare for death, and to help others who are dying. In this way, instead of something to be feared and denied, death can become a positive experience.
- Hardback | 311 pages
- 134 x 204 x 22.86mm | 421g
- 01 Oct 2000
- Tharpa Publications
- Ulverston, United Kingdom
- black-and-white line illustrations
Table of contents
Illustrations Acknowldegements Introduction PART ONE: Practising Powa to Benefit Ourself and Others The Preliminary Practices Training in Powa Practising Powa at the Time of Death Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth How to Benefit the Dying and Those Who Have Died PART TWO: Integrating the Five Forces into the Practice of Powa Motivation and Familiarity Training in Virtue Purification and Prayer Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Text Appendix II - Sadhanas: Liberating Prayer Pathway to the Pure Land Powa Ceremony Path of Compassion for the Deceased Path of Compassion for the Dying Heartfelt Prayers Mahayana Confession Sutra Glossary Bibliography Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism Tharpa Offices Worldwide Index Further Reading
About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.