The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Category Religion
Total Pages 354
ISBN 9780199839513
Rating 4/5 from 6 reviews
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-28

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow

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The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
  • Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29

25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Karma-gliṅ-pa,Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2000

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Natural Liberation
  • Author : Padmasambhava
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-04

A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Donald S. Lopez Jr.
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-07

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most famous Buddhist text in the West, having sold more than a million copies since it was first published in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a commentary on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid trip, and the

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The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Bryan J. Cuevas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-08

In 1927, Oxford University Press published the first western-language translation of a collection of Tibetan funerary texts (the Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Bardo) under the title The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Since that time, the work has established a powerful hold on the western popular imagination, and is

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2000-10-10

In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice

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Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

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Inner Revolution
  • Author : Robert Thurman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-03-01

The New York Times calls him "America's number one Buddhist." He is the co-founder of Tibet House New York, was the first American Tibetan Buddhist monk, and has shared a thirty-five-year friendship with the Dalai Lama. Now, Robert Thurman presents his first completely original book, an introduction to Buddhism and "

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Graham Coleman,Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-11-06

The acclaimed English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai Lama One of the greatest works created by any culture and one of the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
  • Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13

“A magnificent achievement. In its power to touch the heart, to awaken consciousness, [The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying] is an inestimable gift.” —San Francisco Chronicle A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche,

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud
  • Author : Karma-gliṅ-pa,Jean Claude Van Itallie
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 1998

A poetic adaptation of traditional Tibetan passages describing the stages experienced after death and during the transition into the next life

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Bryan Jaré Cuevas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997

Read online The Tibetan Book of the Dead written by Bryan Jaré Cuevas, published by which was released on 1997. Download full The Tibetan Book of the Dead Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
  • Author : Chögyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2002

Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Author : Robert Thurman
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02

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

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