Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss: The Essential Tibetan Book of the Dead

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Graham Coleman

Narrated By: Stephen Hoye

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: November 2009

Duration: 3 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss offers a compilation of writings from the translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which explores such questions as: What is death? How can I help those who are dying? How can I prepare for my own death? And how can I come to terms with bereavement?

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature. In Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking's acclaimed unabridged translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience: What is death? How can we help those who are dying? And how can we come to terms with bereavement? Coleman introduces each chapter with a brilliant and incisive essay, providing the novice seeker entrée to these ancient insights. With introductory commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this succinct but authoritative volume will convey the beauty and profundity of the original to both the simply curious and those hungry for a better understanding of this life and the next.

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  • Jason Comely

    There are choice readings from the Tibetan Book of the Dead here, and some interpretations/explanations. This is really esoteric stuff. For anyone reading this review, if you aren't keenly interested in Tibetan belief's on death and on Tibetan Buddhism culture, you may not like it. For me, this audiobook blew my mind.