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

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Shambhala Publications, 2000 - Philosophy - 119 pages
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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Contents

Commentary
1
The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo
47
InspirationPrayers
147
Pronunciation of Sanskrit Words
163
Glossary of Sanskrit Words
165
Bibliography
170
Index
173
Back Cover
183
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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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