The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International
In this major and comprehensive book on Buddhism Practices work, Buddhist meditation master and
international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom
of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the Buddhism Practices nature of the
universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies The Tibetan
Book of the Dead. Sogyal Buddhism Practices Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices
from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their
religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for
death and help the dying.
Rinpoche shows the hope there is in death: how we can go beyond denial
and fear to discover what it is in us that survives death and is changeless.
He presents a lucid, inspiring, and complete introduction to the practice
of meditation, to karma and rebirth, and to the trials and rewards of
the spiritual path. today Buddhism Practices He gives advice on how to care for the dying with
love and compassion and offer them spiritual assistance. Rinpoche presents
his own vision of the near-death experience from the Tibetan perspective.
He explains in detail the "bardos," those states of consciousness
after death that have fascinated and tantalized Western artists, psychologists,
scientists, doctors, and philosophers ever since the publication of
The Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1927.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
is not only a spiritual masterpiece but also a manual, a guide, a work
of reference, and a source of sacred inspiration. It has been written
to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and
so become "servants of peace," working in the world with joy,
wisdom, and compassion to take part in safeguarding the future of humanity.
FROM THE CRITICS - Los Angeles Times
Rinpoche's teachings have much to offer.... His down-to-earth tone,
peppered with songs and poetry from Buddhist sages, takes away much
of the intense fear of death and makes it seem like an old friend.
New York Times Book Review
Sogyal Rinpoche...has delivered the Tibetanequivalent of 'The Divine
Comedy.' One could imaginethat this is what Dante might have written
had he beena Buddhist metaphysician rather than a Christian poet.
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
FROM THE PUBLISHER
There is a fundamental happiness available to every individual-yet we
usually miss it while spending our lives trying to escape suffering
that is ultimately guite inescapable. Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist
teacher, shows that the secret to freeing oneself from pain is not to
run from it, but to step right up to the uncharted territory of difficulty
with friendliness and curiosity.
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth
It's the late 1920s in colonial India. Driven by a seemingly irrational
wish, an aging British Army officer embarks upon an adventure of discovery
that leads to forbidden Tibet - an ancient land obscured by centuries
of isolation; a land of wonder, where miraculous feats are a part of
There, in the shadows of the earth's tallest mountains, he stumbles
on the hidden Shangri-La, a mysterious place without time where people
age but somehow never grow old. So begins Peter Kelder's chronicle of
Colonel Bradford, whose extraordinary adventure brings him back to the
West years later at age 73, looking and acting like a man of 45! How
did he accomplish this remarkable feat of rejuvenation? The secret,
says Bradford, is a series of five ancient Tibetan exercises, which
anyone can perform in a matter of minutes.
These simple exercises - which he calls the Five Rites - restore youthful
health and vitality by balancing and harmonizing invisible energy vortexes
within the body. Originally written in the 1930s, Kelder's book was
revived in 1985. Helped only by word-of-mouth, it soared in popularity,
quickly becoming a number one international bestseller. This expanded
and updated edition restores the book's final chapter, unseen in more
than half a century.
The author of Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth describes five
youth-renewing rites, or simple exercises, taught to him by a mysterious
Tibetan monk. He contends they confer not just increased flexibility,
strength, and energy but a more youthful appearance and outlook on life.
FROM THE CRITICS
"These five simple exercies will make you feel young again."
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I love this program. It can make a tremendous difference in your
health, your energy, and the way you live your life." -- Author
of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
With insight and humor, the author of The Wisdom of No Escape presents
down-to-earth teachings on how we can work with our own suffering as well
as with the suffering of others. This is only possible, says the author,
if we "start where we are" and embrace the painful aspects of
FROM THE CRITICS- Library Journal
American Buddhist nun Chdrn, who was trained in the Tibetan tradition
by the late Chgyam Trungpa, provides a book of meditative insights and
instructions based on the 59 Tibetan Buddhist slogans for developing compassion,
e.g., ``When we find that we are holding back, here is instruction on
how to give.'' While some of the slogans depend on Buddhist teaching,
many-such as ``be grateful to everyone''-are widely applicable. Chdrn's
teachings are supported by personal reflections, clear explanations, and
an attention to how one may achieve the goal of compassion. Useful both
for Buddhist meditators and those wanting to understand Buddhist spirituality,
this is recommended for large public and academic libraries.
Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations and reflections
that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, conquering fear,
and cultivating love in every arena of life. We all want peace in our
lives, but as anyone who has tried to find it knows, the biggest obstacles
are our own powerful emotions. With his usual blend of philosophy, analogies,
and meditations, Thich Nhat Hanh guides us from anger into compassion
and from fear into love, clearing away these roadblocks to happiness.
Taming the Tiger Within is a wise and loving guide to controlling our
most difficult emotions and bringing harmony and healing to our lives
Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
COMPASSION-SYMPATHY FOR THE suffering of others and the desire to free
them from it is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does
one actually become a compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by
which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart?
When His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke
simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion.
Weaving together the contents of three sacred texts - one by the eighth-century
Indian master Kamalashila, another by the fourteenth-century Tibetan Togmay
Sangpo, and a third by the eleventh-century sage Langri Tangpa-His Holiness
showed that the path to compassion is a series of meditations. An Open
Heart lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most
challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable
anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts.
In this book the path begins with simple and clear ruminations on the
advantages of a virtuous life and moves on to practices that can temper
destructive and impulsive emotions. Such practices can be undertaken at
odd moments of the day, at once transforming the aimless or anxious mind
into a disciplined and open mind. Gradually, the book introduces the more
challenging and sustained meditation practices. In these meditations the
deepest and most profound insights of Buddhist practice become part of
one's way of knowing and experiencing the world.
An Open Heart is a clear and simple introduction to the Buddhist path
to enlightenment, by its greatest teacher, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Ethics for the New Millennium
Here is a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles.
Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual regardless of religious
belief. Though the Dalai Lama is himself a practicing Buddhist, his
approach to life and the moral compass that guides him can lead each
and every one of us-Muslim, Christian, Jew, or Atheist-to a happier,
more fulfilling life.
Author Biography: His Holiness the
Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have
brought him international recognition. He is a recipient of the Wallenberg
Award, the Albert Schweitzer Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
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