Sogyal Rinpoche Death Is Like a Mirror in Which the True Meaning of Life Is Reflected
Who dies? The answer to this question goes straight to the heart of Dzogchen, a 1,200-year-old school of Tibetan Buddhism that sees impermanence as the very essence of existence.
Sogyal Rinpoche grew up in the last generation of Tibetans who learned Buddhism as it was traditionally taught in Tibet. Schooled by his country's most revered masters and later educated at Cambridge, Sogyal Rinpoche is uniquely prepared to bring this ancient tradition to the Western world today.
In Tibetan Wisdom for Living and Dying, Rinpoche presents a grand and transforming vision of life and death, introducing you to Tibetan practices that can help anyone live fully while preparing for the extraordinary adventure that death offers each one of us. What we call life and death, Rinpoche teaches, are merely shades of the same unbroken wholeness. By daring to see clearly the truth of our lives, and by exploring the part of us that is changeless and eternal, we can face the last moment of life without fear.
Masterfully taught, Tibetan Wisdom for Living and Dying is both a guide to this inner technology and a sacred document for listeners of all faiths and traditions.
Sogyal Rinpoche To learn how to die is to learn how to live. With these words, Sogyal Rinpoche introduces us to a wisdom tradition that he calls a sacred technology - Tibetan Buddhism. This best-selling author and spiritual teacher brings the blessings of these ancient teachings directly to a new generation of listeners with Living Well, Dying Well.
Before Tibet fell to the Communist Chinese in the 1950s, it was home to several of this century's most eminent masters of traditional Buddhism. These legendary figures were the personal teachers of Sogyal Rinpoche. They passed on to him the richest of all spiritual treasures: a way to bring kindness and compassion into each action we take, knowing that how we live and die creates the future of our world. Living Well, Dying Well distills Tibetan Buddhism's core teachings about living and dying into one lucid session. This modern classic invites us to face death without fear, knowing that it is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is ultimately reflected.
Additional contents include life and the fear of death; aging; impermanence: the great truth; two aspects of the mind; three wisdom tools of Buddhism; teachings of Milarepa; care of the dying; finding your true nature; and more.