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An acclaimed spiritual masterpiece, 'The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying', is a manual for life and death and a magnificant source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition. In it, Sogyal Rinpoche, a world-renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and the spiritual director of Rigpa, delivers 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. This jewel of Tibetan wisdom is the definitive spiritual classic for our time. Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Dzogchen master of the Nyingma tradition. ... Tibet (older spelling Thibet; Tibetan: བོད་; Wylie: Bod; pronounced in the Lhasa dialect; Chinese: ; pinyin: XÄ«zàng or Simplified Chinese: 藏区; Traditional Chinese: 藏區; pinyin: ZàngqÅ« [the two names are used with different connotations; see Name section below]) is a region in Central Asia and the home of the Tibetan people. ... Rigpa is the primordial, nondual awareness advocated by the Dzogchen teachings. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind, often formalized into a specific routine. ... Karma (Sanskrit: from the root , to do, [meaning deed] meaning action, effect, destiny) is a term that comprises the entire cycle of cause and effect. ... Rebirth may refer the following spiritual/religious concepts: Reincarnation Buddhist Rebirth The experience of being born again in Christianity Rebirth may also refer to: Rebirth, an album by Pain Rebirth, an album by Jennifer Lopez Rebirth, an album by Gackt Rebirth, an album by Angra ReBirth RB-338, software synthesizer...

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John Cleese said, "One of the most helpful books I have ever read." John Marwood Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is an English comedian and actor best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for co-writing the TV series Fawlty Towers in which he played Basil Fawlty. ...

Huston Smith, author of 'The World's Religions', said, "I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical and wise. The perspective is forthrightly and profoundly Tibetan, but it is expounded so clearly that the reader has no trouble discerning on every page its universal import." Huston Smith is among the preeminent religious studies scholars in the United States. ...

Richard Gere said, "Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western Mind and heart with humour, joy and great warmth." Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Dzogchen master of the Nyingma tradition. ...

Courtney Love declared, "Sogyal Rinpoche's The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has a detailed description of what happens when you die, and how you can help a dead person. That's what was really important to me: having control over the destiny of Kurt (Cobain, her rock musician husband, who committed suicide in 1994) in terms of his spirit, where he was, and where he's destined to be." Courtney Michelle Love[1](born July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician and actress, best-known as lead singer for the now-defunct alternative rock band Hole, and as the widow of Kurt Cobain (1967–1994), lead singer of the band Nirvana. ... Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Dzogchen master of the Nyingma tradition. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – ca. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – ca. ...


  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche ISBN 0-06-250834-2

External links

  • Rigpa
  • Lerab Ling



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