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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Gyurme Dorje - Translator

Graham Coleman - Editor

Thupten Jinpa - Editor

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ISBN 9780670858866 | 592 pages | 19 Jan 2006 | Viking Adult | 20.00 x 20.00in | 18 - AND UP
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The first complete translation of the classic Buddhist text

An authoritative and first unabridged translation of a major Buddhist text

Overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety-though its popularity increased steadily since its initial peak in the sixties and seventies. Now, with this full translation of clarity and beauty, a complete The Tibetan Book of the Dead has finally been made available in English.

With an introduction by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years," The Tibetan Book of the Dead reflects the insights and intentions of the original work. The text includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature and contains exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life and the process of dying. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary Buddhist masters, The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world," proclaims His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

An authoritative and first unabridged translation of a major Buddhist text

Overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety-though its popularity increased steadily since its initial peak in the sixties and seventies. Now, with this full translation of clarity and beauty, a complete The Tibetan Book of the Dead has finally been made available in English.

With an introduction by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years," The Tibetan Book of the Dead reflects the insights and intentions of the original work. The text includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature and contains exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life and the process of dying. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary Buddhist masters, The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world," proclaims His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

"This new translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a tremendous accomplishment." -Francesca Fremantle, Buddhadarma magazine

"Profound and unique, it is one of the great treasures of wisdom in the spiritual heritage of humanity." -Sogyal Rinpoche, Author of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


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