If Everything Dies and Changes, Then What is Really True?

Impermanence has already revealed to us many truths, but it has a final treasure still in its keeping, one that lies largely hidden from us, unsuspected and unrecognized, yet most intimately our own…

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The Essential Phowa Practice for the Moment of Death

Here is another wonderful teaching by Sogyal Rinpoche on the essential phowa practice from Chapter 13 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. As Rinpoche writes: “Sometimes the most powerful practices can be the most simple. But […] remember that it is essential to take the time now to become familiar with this practice.

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Teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche now available through the Tibetan Blog Of Living And Dying Podcast!

Podcast v2

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Tibetan Blog of Living and Dying podcast, featuring the teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the international best-seller The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

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The Heart Practice for Difficult Times

Here is another short video extract from the Sky News feature On Life, Laughter and Death (1992). In this piece, writer Andrew Harvey–who along with Patrick Gaffney edited The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying–interviews Sogyal Rinpoche about the importance of the Heart Practice for overcoming difficulties. This practice is given more fully in Chapter 19 of […]

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How to Help Those Who Have Died

On the occasion of a student passing away in 2010, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this simple, yet intimate teaching on how to practice the essential phowa, a practice we can do to help those who have died. In presenting the practice of the essential phowa in Chapter 13 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal […]

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