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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Publisher Comments:

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."

Synopsis:

Hailed as a andquot;tremendous accomplishment,andquot; the first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text

Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is andquot;immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise.andquot; Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, this book 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. The vivid, embossed cover also makes this the perfect gift for a loved one.

Synopsis:

The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist textand#160;on the journey through living and dying

Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as and#147;a tremendous accomplishment,and#8221; this book 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.

and#160;

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500and#160;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theand#160;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateand#160;translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author

Gyurme Dorje, Ph.D., is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Graham Coleman is president of the Orient Foundation, a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization based in the United Kingdom, and writer/director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy.

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., is the senior translator to His Holiness The Dalai Lama and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670858866
Editor:
Jinpa, Thupten
Publisher:
Viking Books
With:
Jinpa, Thupten
Translator:
Dorje, Gyurme
Editor:
Coleman, Graham
Editor:
Jinpa, Thupten
Author:
Jinpa, Thupten
Author:
Dorje, Gyurme
Author:
Karma-Glin-Pa
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Author:
Coleman, Graham
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 8-page color inserts on insert stock
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.28x6.36x1.84 in. 1.82 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Hailed as a andquot;tremendous accomplishment,andquot; the first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text

Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is andquot;immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise.andquot; Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, this book 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. The vivid, embossed cover also makes this the perfect gift for a loved one.

"Synopsis" by ,
The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist textand#160;on the journey through living and dying

Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as and#147;a tremendous accomplishment,and#8221; this book 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, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.

and#160;

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500and#160;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theand#160;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateand#160;translations by award-winning translators.

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