The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Format
Ebook
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101462287
  • 592 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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 descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world.”

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Editor: Graham Coleman, Editor: Thupten Jinpa, Translator: Gyurme Dorje, Commentaries by: Dalai Lama

Praise

This new translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a tremendous accomplishment. The whole text is a vast source of inspiration. (Francesca Fremantle, Buddhadharma magazine)

The most celebrated and widely read work of Tibetan literature outside Tibet . . . now in its finest and most complete form in this excellent English translation. (Bryan J. Cuevas, Tricycle)

Profound and unique, it is one of the great treasures of wisdom in the spiritual heritage of humanity. (Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)

One of the great scripts of world civilization . . . a voyage inside the profound imagination of a people, immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise. (Time Out, London)

Magnificent . . . beautiful verse meditations. (The Guardian, London)

I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world. (His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
Illustrator: Brian Rea
Jane Austen
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