The Tibetan Book of the Deadby Dr. Thupten Jinpa
The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying.
Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is “immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise.” Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as “a tremendous accomplishment,” this book faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. Translated by Gyurme Dorje, Edited by Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa, Commentaries by Dalai Lama (Penguin Classics, 2007, Pbk, 592 pp)
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About the Author
Dr. Thupten Jinpa
Dr. Thupten Jinpa is President of the Institute of the Tibetan Classics in Montreal, Canada. Since 1985 he has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has traveled extensively in this capacity. He has translated more than a dozen books for the Dalai Lama including Ethics for the New Millennium, Transforming the Mind and Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. Among his own works, he has written the critically acclaimed book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He also serves as Visiting Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences, as well as Adjunct Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy at McGill University.More information on the author >>