Tibetan Book of the Dead

Author(s): Graham Coleman; Gyurme Dorje (Translator); Dalai Lama XIV (Introduction by); Thupten Jinpa


'You will be happy in this life and joyful in the next'The Tibetan Book of the Deadis overwhelmingly the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West and one of the greatest works created by any culture. Offering one of the most detailed and compelling portrayals of the after-death state in world literature, it contains comprehensive guidance and practices related to transforming our daily lives, on preparing to use death as a means of liberation, on recognizing death when it comes and on how to help those who are dying or bereaved. Created in close co-operation with a remarkable range of contemporary Tibetan masters, this first complete and unabridged English translation of The Tibetan Book of the Deadremains entirely faithful to the breathtaking beauty and clarity of the original text.


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Offers the wisdom of the Tibetan ancients to a jaded modern world Sunday Telegraph One of the great scripts of civilization ... a voyage inside the profound imagination of a people Time Out I can't imagine anybody aware of his or her own temporal humanity not wanting to find out what this book says ... this version is by far the most complete and comprehensive to date Independent on Sunday Magnificent ... beautiful verse meditations Guardian This is an event. A new and comprehensive translation of one of the seminal works of Tibetan Buddhism Richard Gere One of the great treasures of wisdom in the spiritual heritage of humanity The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Gyurme Dorje is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from which the Tibetan Book of the Dead literature derives. Thupten Jinpa is the senior translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Graham Coleman is President of the Orient Foundation (UK), a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organisation, and writer/director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy.

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  • : 9780140455267
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.434
  • : October 2008
  • : 196mm X 127mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Graham Coleman; Gyurme Dorje (Translator); Dalai Lama XIV (Introduction by); Thupten Jinpa
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 294.3/423
  • : 592