The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying : A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

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Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 36mm | 320g
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. and updated ed.
  • 1846041058
  • 9781846041051
  • 3,323

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'What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at life, and care for the living.'

An acclaimed spiritual masterpiece, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition. Sogyal Rinpoche delivers 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. This jewel of Tibetan wisdom is the definitive spirtiual classic for our times.

'One of the most helpful books I have ever read.' John Cleese

' all the great teachings, it is both simple and complex, and full of love and compassion.' Joanna Lumley

'Brilliant.' Mail on Sunday

'For readers of all religions and readers of none.' Observer

'I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical and wise.' Huston Smith author of The World's Religions

'Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western mind and heart with humour, joy and great warmth.' Richard Gere
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"One of the most helpful books I have ever read"
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"A gentle, humane and eloquent guide" * Guardian * "Brilliant" * Mail on Sunday * "Valuable and profound" * Yoga and Health * "If you believe books can change lives, earmark this one" * Metro * "One of the most helpful books I have ever read" -- John Cleese
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About Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet and entered a monastery when he was four months old. He fled the country with the Dalai Lama in 1959 and was educated in India and Cambridge University, England. Since then, he has taught throughout the world. He is the spiritual director of Rigpa, an organisation devoted to introducing the teachings of the Buddha and to offering advice on spiritual care for the dying.
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