The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
“What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way
we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at
life, and care for the living.” Sogyal Rinpoche
Sogyal Rinpoche's acclaimed spiritual classic is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.
A manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides 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.
Over three million copies have been printed in thirty-four languages, and the book is available in eighty countries. It has been adopted by colleges, groups and institutions, both medical and religious, and is used extensively by nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals.
"Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western mind and heart with humour, joy and warmth." Richard Gere
“I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical and wise.” Hutson Smith, religious studies scholar, author of 'The World's Religions'
“This book is an extraordinary blessing: heartfelt, wise, practical, luminous—filled with inspiring stories, skilful teachings, and the great compassionate heart of the Buddha.”
Jack Kornfield, Co-editor of “Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart”
“The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” is a gift to the world, a soothing balm for these troubled times that has the capacity to awaken within us those qualities of love and compassion that are at the very core of the teachings and which enrich our lives with meaning, insight and depth.” Nigel Westlake (award-winning Australian composer)