The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Graham Coleman,Thupten Jinpa
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-11-06
ISBN: 0141903317
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle. 'Extraordinary ... this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many' His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1611806968
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

A classic of Tibetan Buddhism brought to life with insightful commentary by a modern master. 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 the mind. This translation, with insightful and concise commentary, emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living, making this edition of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000-10-10
ISBN: 9780834821477
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Padmasambhava,Karma Lingpa
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1583945733
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying, with introductory commentary by Dzogchen Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is a new translation of the ancient text also known as The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State. Both a practical guide and intriguing historical, cultural, and spiritual document, this new version incorporates recent discoveries that have allowed for a better translation of previously ambiguous passages. Revealing a set of instructions designed to facilitate the inner liberation of the dead or dying person, the book provides a guide to navigating the bardo--the interval between death and rebirth. Originally composed by Padmasambhava, an important Indian master of the eighth century, the Tibetan Book of the Dead was concealed in Tibet until it was discovered in the fourteenth century by Karma Lingpa, a famous Tibetan tertön (discoverer of ancient texts). Describing in detail the characteristics and fantastic visions of each stage beyond death, the book includes invocations to be read aloud to the dying person, to help his or her successful journey toward the stage of liberation. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's introduction clarifies the texts from the Dzogchen point of view and provides a scholarly summary of the ancient material based on his oral teachings and written works. In addition, material from several of Namkhai Norbu's more recent written works and oral teachers have been added, including an essay on the four intermediate states after death entitled Birth, Life, and Death. A full-color 16-page insert of traditional Tibetan art highlights Tibet's unique aesthetic wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Bryan J. Cuevas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-12-08
ISBN: 9780195306521
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 now considered a classic of spiritual literature. Over the years, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has inspired numerous commentaries, an illustrated edition, a play, a video series, and even an opera. Translators, scholars, and popular devotees of the book have claimed to explain its esoteric ideas and reveal its hidden meaning. Few, however, have uttered a word about its history. Bryan J. Cuevas seeks to fill this gap in our knowledge by offering the first comprehensive historical study of the Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Bardo, and by grounding it firmly in the context of Tibetan history and culture. He begins by discussing the many ways the texts have been understood (and misunderstood) by westerners, beginning with its first editor, the Oxford-educated anthropologist Walter Y. Evans-Wentz, and continuing through the present day. The remarkable fame of the book in the west, Cuevas argues, is strikingly disproportionate to how the original Tibetan texts were perceived in their own country. Cuevas tells the story of how The Tibetan Book of the Dead was compiled in Tibet, of the lives of those who preserved and transmitted it, and explores the history of the rituals through which the life of the dead is imagined in Tibetan society. This book provides not only a fascinating look at a popular and enduring spiritual work, but also a much-needed corrective to the proliferation of ahistorical scholarship surrounding The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN: 0486845370
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN: 0195133110
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

As a contribution to the science of death and dying - not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison."--BOOK JACKET.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000-10-10
ISBN: 1570627479
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN: 0199839514
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 Or The After Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane according to Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering

The Tibetan Book of the Dead   Or The After Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane  according to Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-07-28
ISBN: 0198030517
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Or The After Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane according to Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup s English Rendering Book Excerpt:

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

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-02-07
ISBN: 1400838045
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 Beatles quoted Leary's version in their song "Tomorrow Never Knows." More recently, the book has been adopted by the hospice movement, enshrined by Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook read by Richard Gere. Yet, as acclaimed writer and scholar of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead is not really Tibetan, it is not really a book, and it is not really about death." In this compelling introduction and short history, Lopez tells the strange story of how a relatively obscure and malleable collection of Buddhist texts of uncertain origin came to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West. The central character in this story is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric scholar and spiritual seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, despite not knowing the Tibetan language and never visiting the country, crafted and named The Tibetan Book of the Dead. In fact, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's book is much more American than Tibetan, owing a greater debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. Indeed, Lopez suggests that the book's perennial appeal stems not only from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but also from the way Evans-Wentz translated the text into the language of a very American spirituality.

Luminous Emptiness

Luminous Emptiness
Author: Francesca Fremantle
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2003-03-11
ISBN: 0834824787
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luminous Emptiness Book Excerpt:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a best-seller for three decades, is one of the most widely read texts of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the years, it has been studied and cherished by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Luminous Emptiness is a detailed guide to this classic work, elucidating its mysterious concepts, terms, and imagery. Fremantle relates the symbolic world of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to the experiences of everyday life, presenting the text not as a scripture for the dying, but as a guide for the living. According to the Buddhist view, nothing is permanent or fixed. The entire world of our experience is constantly appearing and disappearing at every moment. Using vivid and dramatic imagery, the Tibetan Book of the Dead presents the notion that most of us are living in a dream that will continue from lifetime to lifetime until we truly awaken by becoming enlightened. Here, Fremantle, who worked closely with Chögyam Trungpa on the 1975 translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Shambhala), brings the expertise of a lifetime of study to rendering this intriguing classic more accessible and meaningful to the living. Luminous Emptiness features in-depth explanations of: • The Tibetan Buddhist notions of death and rebirth • The meaning of the five energies and the five elements in Tibetan Buddhism • The mental and physical experience of dying, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud
Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa,Jean Claude Van Itallie
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781556432736
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud Book Excerpt:

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

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: John Baldock
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 1782122486
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Said to have its origins in the 'treasure texts' that were supposedly hidden away by Padmasambhava, the Lotus Guru, in Tibet in the 8th century, The Tibetan Book of the Dead was traditionally read aloud to the dying or recently deceased as a guide to the afterlife. It explains how to recognize the true nature of the mind so that after death it will be possible to attain enlightenment and liberation from the suffering associated with the endless cycle of death and rebirth. For many, reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead has been a revelatory experience on the path to finding a sense of spirituality and self-knowledge.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Padmasambhava
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 9781788287852
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061800341
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Book Excerpt:

“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, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”

Secret Doctrines of the Tibetan Book of Dead

Secret Doctrines of the Tibetan Book of Dead
Author: Detlef Ingo Lauf
Publsiher: Shambhala
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 9781570626548
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Doctrines of the Tibetan Book of Dead Book Excerpt:

The Tibetan Books of the Dead are a diverse collection of Buddhist scriptures that yield valuable insight into the psychology of death and dying and suggest the importance of meditative practice and knowledge as tools for self-understanding. This in-depth study of this rich body of Buddhist literature details the Tibetan Buddhist belief in the bardos, of intermediate states, and serves as an illuminating companion volume to The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Using original texts from both the Buddhist and pre-Buddhist Tibetan religious traditions, this book presents a detailed portrayal of the teachings and the iconography that play a major role in the Tibetan understanding of death and dying. The peaceful and wrathful deities, the mandala principle, the five Buddha families, and the six realms of experience are among the doctrines examined in this volume. A psychological commentary and the illustrations and diagrams in the book illuminate the Tibetan path from death, through the after-death state, to transformation and rebirth. A comparison with Western investigations of consciousness, death, and dying, as well as views of death in India, Egypt, and other ancient cultures, enables the reader to see how the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on death relates to the spiritual and psychological beliefs of other societies.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN: 0198030517
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Robert Thurman
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-02-02
ISBN: 0307784029
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

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 transformations of the afterworld. Its profound message is that the art of dying is as important as the art of living. Drawing on Tibetan spiritual traditions, it shows us the workings of the mind in its various manifestations—terrifying and comforting, wrathful and beautiful—which appear more clearly after death in the consciousness of the deceased. By recognizing these manifestations, we can attain a state of enlightenment, both in this existence and in the existence to come. This authoritative translation preserves the form and spirit of the original and was prepared especially for Western readers by Robert A. F. Thurman, one of the most prominent Tibetan scholars in America and a close associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s.