Score: 4.5
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

  • Author: Robert Thurman
  • Release Date : 1993-12-01
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 11748534 Bytes

The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers   The so-called “Tibetan Book of the Dead” has been renowned for centuries as a cornerstone of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for its psychological insights into the processes of death and dying—and what they can teach us about the ways we live our lives. It has also been found to be helpful in the grieving process by people who have recently lost their loved ones.   Composed in the eighth century C.E., it is intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transforma...

Score: 4
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

  • Author: Gyurme Dorje, Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa & Dalai Lama
  • Release Date : 2006-01-19
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 8892888 Bytes

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 translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety. Now, in one of the year's most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. With an introductory commentary by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years" this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descript...