The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780199839513
Release: 2000-09-28
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Graham Coleman,Thupten Jinpa
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780141903316
Release: 2008-11-06
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The acclaimed English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai Lama One of the greatest works created by any culture and one of the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle. 'Extraordinary ... this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many' His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448116959
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal 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'.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Padmasambhava,Karma Lingpa
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781583945735
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: North Atlantic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory commentary by Dzogchen Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is a new translation of the ancient text also known as The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. Both a practical guide and intriguing historical, cultural, and spiritual document, this new version incorporates recent discoveries that have allowed for a better translation of previously ambiguous passages. Revealing a set of instructions designed to facilitate the inner liberation of the dead or dying person, the book provides a guide to navigating the bardo--the interval between death and rebirth. Originally composed by Padmasambhava, an important Indian master of the eighth century, the Tibetan Book of the Dead was concealed in Tibet until it was discovered in the fourteenth century by Karma Lingpa, a famous Tibetan tertön (discoverer of ancient texts). Describing in detail the characteristics and fantastic visions of each stage beyond death, the book includes invocations to be read aloud to the dying person, to help his or her successful journey toward the stage of liberation. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's introduction clarifies the texts from the Dzogchen point of view and provides a scholarly summary of the ancient material based on his oral teachings and written works. In addition, material from several of Namkhai Norbu's more recent written works and oral teachers have been added, including an essay on the four intermediate states after death entitled Birth, Life, and Death. A full-color 16-page insert of traditional Tibetan art highlights Tibet's unique aesthetic wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa,Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781570627477
Release: 2000
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780486845371
Release: 2020-11-18
Editor: Courier Dover Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

Natural Liberation

Natural Liberation
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Author: Padmasambhava
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780861717248
Release: 2012-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase of life into an opportunity for uncontrived, natural liberation. Like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Natural Liberation is a term, a "hidden treasure" attributed to the eighth-century master Padmasambhava. Gyatrul Rinpoche's lucid commentary accompanies the text, illuminating the path of awakening to the point of full enlightenment. Natural Liberation is an essential contribution to the library of both scholars and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

Luminous Emptiness

Luminous Emptiness
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Author: Francesca Fremantle
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780834824782
Release: 2003-03-11
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a best-seller for three decades, is one of the most widely read texts of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the years, it has been studied and cherished by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Luminous Emptiness is a detailed guide to this classic work, elucidating its mysterious concepts, terms, and imagery. Fremantle relates the symbolic world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to the experiences of everyday life, presenting the text not as a scripture for the dying, but as a guide for the living. According to the Buddhist view, nothing is permanent or fixed. The entire world of our experience is constantly appearing and disappearing at every moment. Using vivid and dramatic imagery, the Tibetan Book of the Dead presents the notion that most of us are living in a dream that will continue from lifetime to lifetime until we truly awaken by becoming enlightened. Here, Fremantle, who worked closely with Chögyam Trungpa on the 1975 translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Shambhala), brings the expertise of a lifetime of study to rendering this intriguing classic more accessible and meaningful to the living. Luminous Emptiness features in-depth explanations of: • The Tibetan Buddhist notions of death and rebirth • The meaning of the five energies and the five elements in Tibetan Buddhism • The mental and physical experience of dying, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

Inner Revolution

Inner Revolution
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Author: Robert Thurman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101664469
Release: 1999-03-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times calls him "America's number one Buddhist." He is the co-founder of Tibet House New York, was the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, and has shared a thirty-five-year friendship with the Dalai Lama. Now, Robert Thurman presents his first completely original book, an introduction to Buddhism and "an inspiring guide to incorporating Buddhist wisdom into daily life" (USA Today). Written with insight, enthusiasm, and impeccable scholarship, Inner Revolution is not only a national bestseller and practical primer on one of the world's most fascinating traditions, but it is also a wide-ranging look at the course of our civilization--and how we can alter it for the better. "Part spiritual memoir, part philosophical treatise and part religious history, Thurman's book is a passionate declaration of the possibilities of renewing the world" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: John Baldock
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782122487
Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Arcturus Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Said to have its origins in the 'treasure texts' that were supposedly hidden away by Padmasambhava, the Lotus Guru, in Tibet in the 8th century, The Tibetan Book of the Dead was traditionally read aloud to the dying or recently deceased as a guide to the afterlife. It explains how to recognize the true nature of the mind so that after death it will be possible to attain enlightenment and liberation from the suffering associated with the endless cycle of death and rebirth. For many, reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead has been a revelatory experience on the path to finding a sense of spirituality and self-knowledge.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
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Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9781570629334
Release: 2002
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780061800344
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.”

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Padmasambhava
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9798637568123
Release: 2020-04-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The so-called "Tibetan Book of the Dead" has been recognized for centuries as a classic of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has gained great influence in the Western world for its psychological insights into the process of death and dying, and for what it can teach us about our lives. It has also been helpful in the grieving processes of people who have recently lost someone they love. Composed in the 8th century AD. of C., its intention is to prepare the soul for the adversities and transformations of the beyond. His profound message is that the art of dying is as important as that of living. Drawn from Tibetan spiritual traditions, it shows us the workings of the mind in its various manifestations - terrifying and reassuring, angry and beautiful - that appear more clearly in the consciousness of the deceased. By recognizing these manifestations we can reach the state of enlightenment, both in this existence and in the next.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Francesca Fremantle,Chögyam Trungpa,Richard Gere
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1590304772
Release: 2007
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To listen to an audio excerpt online in MP3 format, click here. In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This book-and-audio set offers a new way to encounter the profound meaning of this sacred text. The package contains a complete edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead with an introduction by Francesca Fremantle and insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear concise language, that explains the text and offers a psychological perspective on its teachings. Also included here is a set of three audio CDs with an introduction by Fremantle and a translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, both read by the actor Richard Gere. 3 CDs, with a 192-page book

Living Dreaming Dying

Living  Dreaming  Dying
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Author: Rob Nairn
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781590301326
Release: 2004
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand. In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language. Nairn explores the concepts used in this highly revered work and brings out their meaning and significance for our daily life. He shows readers how the Tibetan Book of the Dead can help us understand life and self as well as the dying process. Living, Dreaming, Dying helps readers to "live deliberately"--and confront death deliberately. One thing that prevents us from doing that, according to Nairn, is our tendency to react fearfully whenever change occurs. But if we confront our fear of change and the unknown, we can learn to flow gracefully with the unfolding circumstances of life rather than be at their mercy. Of course, change occurs throughout our life, but a period of transition also occurs as we pass from the waking state into sleep, and likewise as we pass into death. Therefore the author's teachings apply equally to living as well as to dreaming and dying. Through meditation instructions and practical exercises, the author explains how to: * Explore the mind through the cultivation of deep meditation states and expanded consciousness * Develop awareness of negative tendencies * Use deep sleep states and lucid dreaming to increase self-understanding as well as to "train" oneself in how to die so that one is prepared for when the time comes * Confront and liberate oneself from fear of death and the unknown

The Illustrated Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Illustrated Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Andrew Forbes, David Henley, Walter Evans-Wentz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 130071459X
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

 The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Author: Donald S. Lopez
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9780691134352
Release: 2011-02-27
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines the history of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead," arguing that this text gained popularity due to the human obsession with death, the Western romance of Tibet, and the manner in which Walter Evans-Wentz compiled the text in a way that reflects American religious life.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Slip Cased Edition

The Tibetan Book of the Dead  Slip Cased Edition
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Author: Padma Sambhava
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1788283287
Release: 2018-03
Editor: Sirius Entertainment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead has its origins in the 'treasure texts' said to have been hidden away by Padmasambhava, the Lotus Guru, in Tibet in the 8th Century AD so that they could be revealed at an appropriate later time. As a funerary text and guide to the afterlife, The Tibetan Book of the Dead was read aloud to the dying or recently deceased so that they could recognize the true nature of the mind and thus attain enlightenment and liberation from the suffering associated with the endless cycle of death and rebirth. If we too can recognize the true nature of the mind, each one of us can become enlightened. Sumptuously illustrated in full color, this is a special collector's edition. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 full-colour images. Ideal gift for those interested in Eastern philosophy. Silk cloth edition with foil blocking and beautifully finished gift slipcase.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Or The After death Experiences on the Bardo Plane According to L ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

The Tibetan Book of the Dead   Or  The After death Experiences on the Bardo Plane  According to L  ma Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering
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Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa
Pages: 249
ISBN: LCCN:60003909
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Or The After Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane according to Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

The Tibetan Book of the Dead   Or The After Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane  according to Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780198030515
Release: 2000-07-28
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.