The Tibetan Book of the Dead

First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Gyurme Dorje - Translator

Graham Coleman - Editor

Thupten Jinpa - Editor

Dalai Lama - Commentaries by

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ISBN 9781101462287 | 592 pages | 30 Jan 2007 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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The first complete translation of the classic Buddhist text

One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished but partial translations. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but also in a translation of remarkable clarity and beauty. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.

The most celebrated and widely read work of Tibetan literature outside Tibet . . . now in its finest and most complete form in this excellent English translation. (Bryan J. Cuevas, Tricycle)

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