The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo (Google eBook)

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Shambhala Publications, 2010 - Religion - 99 pages
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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.

  

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Review: The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

Read this again and it left me with the same incomplete feeling as before. The introduction by Fremantle is helpful in a scholarly way; the commentary by Trungpa makes it meaningful. The translation ... Read full review

Review: The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo

User Review  - Pam Le page - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book -- very eye, mind and spirit opening Read full review

Contents

The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo
47
InspirationPrayers
147
InspirationPrayer Calling on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for Rescue
148
The Main Verses of the Six Bardos
151
InspirationPrayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo
155
The Bardo Prayer which Protects from Fear
159
Pronunciation of Sanskrit Words
163
Glossary of Sanskrit Words
165
Bibliography
170
Index
173
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About the author (2010)

Francesca Fremantle received her doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. She is a scholar and translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan works and was a student of Chögyam Trungpa for many years.

Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.

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