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

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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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The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo
InspirationPrayer Calling on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for Rescue
The Main Verses of the Six Bardos
InspirationPrayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo
The Bardo Prayer which Protects from Fear
Pronunciation of Sanskrit Words
Glossary of Sanskrit Words

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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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