Matteo Pistono: A few thoughts on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Matteo Pistono, author of a new book called In the Shadow of the Buddha writes: “I first read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying in a library at Kopan monastery in Kathmandu. It was in 1994, a year before I met Sogyal Rinpoche. I literally could not put the already dog-eared book down and […]

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A Symphony of Living and Dying

Nigel Westlake

When award winning music composer, performer and conductor Nigel Westlake from Australia, lost his 21 year old son Eli in 2008 in a tragic murder, he was devastated with grief. After many years of successful composition and performance, he wasn’t sure how he would be able to carry on his musical career.

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What They Are Saying


Over the next few months, The Tibetan Blog of Living and Dying will be featuring articles, quotes and interviews from well-known individuals about the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and it’s impact over the last 20 years. We also want to keep sharing all of your stories about the book, so please keep sending […]

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the life, teachings and activity of Sogyal Rinpoche, who along with being the author of the renowned The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a highly regarded and influential Buddhist teacher. Having taught in the West now for over 40 […]

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To Dignify and Empower the Ailing and Needy


When Deepa Muthaiya was given  The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by a friend in India in 1994, she was struck by its philosophy of compassion, love and care for the dying. It brought home to her, she said, the extent to which we are neither prepared for, nor taught anything positive about, something […]

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