Living in the Face of Death: The Tibetan Tradition

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Glenn H. Mullin
Snow Lion Publications, 1998 - Religion - 238 pages
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Whereas Western society views death as the last taboo, the Tibetan tradition incorporates meditation on death into everyday life. Tibetan Buddhists believe that a conscious awareness of one's own impermanence allows a person to live a happy, fulfilled life.
This book presents nine short Tibetan texts. Important writings by the Second, Seventh, and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas, and by Karma Lingpa, author of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, are included. It covers topics such as meditation techniques to prepare for death, inspirational accounts of the deaths of saints and yogis, and methods for training the mind in the transference of consciousness at the time of death.

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Living in the Face of Death: Advice from the Tibetan Masters

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Mullin has given us clear translations of nine fairly short texts from the Tibetan Death-Awareness tradition. The texts come from varied genres (sermons, poetry, biography) and time periods, each ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Professor Huston Smith
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Death and the Bodhisattva Trainings
45
Tibetan Traditions of Death Meditation
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Glenn H. Mullin lived in the Himalayas from 1972 to 1984, where he trained in tantric Buddhism under numerous Tibetan masters. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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