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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th…

by Sogyal Rinpoche

HarperCollins | June 26, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.

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

This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presen-tations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring intro-duction 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.

Buddhist meditation master and international teacher Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the nature of the universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the classic sacred text The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062508342

ISBN - 13: 9780062508348

Found in: Buddhism, Health and Well Being

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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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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th…

by Sogyal Rinpoche

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062508342

ISBN - 13: 9780062508348

From the Publisher

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

This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presen-tations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring intro-duction 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.

Buddhist meditation master and international teacher Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the nature of the universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the classic sacred text The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.

About the Author

This acclaimed spiritual masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written. A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying provides 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.

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

“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)