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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

A Spiritual Classic

RIGPA Fellowship



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03 April 2017
An important, much-loved and respected work of our time- more than 3 million copies of the book have been printed in 34 languages and 80 countries.

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'.
By:   RIGPA Fellowship
Imprint:   Rider
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   556g
ISBN:   9781846045387
ISBN 10:   184604538X
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   03 April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. 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. Rigpa now has 100 centres in 23 countries.

Reviews for The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: A Spiritual Classic

A gentle, humane and eloquent guide * GUARDIAN * Brilliant * MAIL ON SUNDAY * For readers of all religions and readers of none * THE OBSERVER * If you believe books can change lives, earmark this one * METRO * You don't have to be a Buddhist to read it: its mastery lies in the lucid way it presents esoteric ideas * MICK BROWN, THE TELEGRAPH * One of the most helpful books I have ever read * JOHN CLEESE * Marvellous - like all the great teachings, it is both simple and complex, and full of love and compassion * JOANNA LUMLEY * Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western mind and heart with humour, joy and great warmth. * RICHARD GERE * 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 * Valuable and profound * YOGA AND HEALTH *

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