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Publisher's Summary

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a contemporary spiritual masterpiece and source of sacred inspiration that interprets Tibetan Buddhism for the West. Sogyal Rinpoche presents a radically new vision of living and dying. He shows how to go beyond our fear and denial of death to discover what it is in us that survives death and is changeless. Rinpoche explains simple yet powerful practices that listeners can use to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.
©1992 Rigpa Fellowship (P)1995 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A gentle, humane, and eloquent guide." ( Guardian)
"As a guide to the Tibetan tradition and its insights into life and death, Sogyal Rinpoche is without peer. . . .Sogyal Rinpoche. . .has delivered the Tibetan equivalent of The Divine Comedy." ( New York Times Book Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Moreira Martin on 08-10-09

Great book, life changing brakin gpoint.

This is a book that I consider a life changing braking point, it guided me trough the death process of my son and is now guiding me through many aspects of my life. At the time I bought a hard copy, and I'm enjoying listening to it. This is a must read in this life. I thank Sagoyal for his great compassionate efforts to teach this knowledge.

The audio of this recording y s very good.This is a book that I consider a life changing braking point, it guided me trough the death process of my son and is now guiding me through many aspects of my life. At the time I bought a hard copy, and I'm enjoying listening to it. This is a must read in this life. I thank Sagoyal for his great compassionate efforts to teach this knowledge.

The audio of this recording y s very good.

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2 out of 5 stars
By j.a.e.rosenberg on 03-19-17

Not very helpfull for everyday life

What disappointed you about The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying?

It seems to be mostly about helping people who are dying, and does not offer a lot of insight in to how to deal with everyday life and the difficulties of dealing with ego, which is the main source of suffering.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sogyal Rinpoche again?

Maybe, what makes me hesitant is that I found out he rapes his female students, or at least uses his position as a master to have sex with him. Several times he was summoned to court for this. This shows that he is apparently not capable of being a good master and that makes his teachings less pure I would think.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I liked the performance.

What character would you cut from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying?

none, it's not applicable.

Any additional comments?

If you look for enlightenment, any book from Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Eckhart tolle or the Dalay Lama will do better.

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4 out of 5 stars
By jeremyshaw991 on 04-06-11

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

A beautiful book to listen to, as well as read. I read this book a while ago and felt a shift within myself, and in listening to this book, it was there again - I can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a deeper understanding to how this powerful illusion is working and who desires to live without FEAR.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SJRod on 07-27-17

Amazing

So much content. impossible to grasp it all in one reading. Another great lists. that I must listen to over and over to understand and get all the detail.

I loved the performance reading.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. S. P. Tinslay on 09-29-16

Perfect accompaniment to the book.

This is a great resource and adjunct to The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Great for listening to when commuting, walking, or for quiet periods of reflection and study. The audio book is read by Sogyal Rinpoche himself, as well as John Cleese of Monty Python fame, and some other suitable and appropriate voices. There is quite a lot of Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom presented here, so depending on where you are on your journey on the path, beginner, curious, student, non student, or for those wanting some wisdom to get them through some difficult life events, or the loss of a loved one, there is much wisdom and heart food to be had here. But don't take my advice at face value. Try it for yourself. As the Buddha always said, don't take what I say as the truth, try it out in your own life. I do highly recommended it though. :-)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anesu Garande on 05-19-15

Wow.

No words to describe. Amazing book.

Makes me not fear the unknown anymore. A must read!!!

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