The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 25th Anniversary Edition by Sogyal RinpocheThe Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 25th Anniversary Edition by Sogyal Rinpoche

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 25th…

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“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.”
San Francisco Chronicle

A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”

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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 occu-pation 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 translato...
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Title:The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 25th…Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.25 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062508348

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful - This book is a gem I'm glad my friend told me about this book. I devoured it as soon as I got it. This book will get you through all your life hardships. Many passages were so well-written that I had to read it again and again. It's a must-read!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful book on Tibetan Buddhist teachings on life and death This is a really special book. I read it while my father was ill and it was incredibly helpful. Not only did it give me a helpful introduction to Buddhist thought, it was particularly helpful as my family faced the realities of my father's illness and death. This book is highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Miracle of Tonglen - compassion and forgivenes If you can join a study group - do it! This text is a miracle and my favorite lesson was that of Tonglen. What it came down to was that I needed to take on the Buddhist practice of Tonglen - having compassion for another's pain without absorbing it but recognizing that they are doing the best they can and we can simply send them love to heal fully. I never could let a certain person go until I forgave what happened and have compassion for it all. This doesn't mean that I condone certain things in our past situation. It just means that I know that none of it was intentional or malicious on his part. He never intended to hurt me or make me feel bad. He did the best he could and he didn't have the tools to see things objectively from another angle. That is his cross to bear and his lessons to learn. Only he can do it for himself. But I understand now that I couldn't do anything to relieve him of his pain. So I was not a failure and neither was he. The timing was wrong for a relationship on both ends. That said, there was a lot of love on my part for him and his family and that will never change. You always love those who mattered, even if they are gone. I have no intention of doing anything beyond feeling compassionate and forgiving in my heart over things. He is not a bad person and my wish is that one day he sees a healthier way to live and be. Through the practice of tonglen, all I can say for myself is that I now won't close the door on people who truly have changed. Like the Anais Nin quote: Then the time came when the pain of staying a tight bud become greater than the risk it took to bloom. Tonglen and Buddhist compassion is one way to be the space for one to bloom.
Date published: 2006-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing book Sogyal Rinpoche is one of the most gifted Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our age. He knows how to speak to Western minds without dumbing the material down. I highly recommend this book to anyone. It certainly has enriched my life.
Date published: 2001-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying A thoroughly inspiring classic. The most profound Tibetan Buddhist teachings thinly disguised as conversational, easy to read, easy to understand, eloquent English. Written for the western mind by a master.
Date published: 1999-12-16

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Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche offers an inspirational guide to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism with wise insights into life and death. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: A New Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West presents 365 thought-provoking meditations on life, death, doubt, mindfulness, compassion, wisdom and work. These reflections will enrich the lives of all who read it.

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“I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, prctical and wise.The perspective is forrthrightly and profoundly Tibetan, but it is expounded so clearly that the reader has no trouble discerning on every page its universal import.” (Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions)