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    Twenty years of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” in French

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      This month the French 20th Anniversary edition of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has been released. It’s available both in print and ebook forms, and includes an updated biography of Sogyal Rinpoche and information about Rigpa and the Spiritual Care Program. To find out more about Sogyal Rinpoche’s activities in France visit […]

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    A Treausury of Blessings

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Laura Guerra from Mexico writes: “Around 1999,  I took a course on Adulthood & Old Age as part of my Psychology studies in Mexico. Our dear teacher Patricia handed out a few chapters from the book for us to read and discuss at class. It was mind blowing. The book presented to me a whole […]

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    Twenty Years of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” in German

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    This year marks twenty years since the publication of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying in German. The following are a few stories from people in Germany about how they met the book. Dr. Günter J. Bauer from Berlin and Hamburg writes:  “I was in a book shop rummaging around for some books about […]

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    A Small Orange Book With a Huge Heart

    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Jose Luis Angulo writes from Madrid: “My first encounter with Sogyal Rinpoche’s book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, was as a witness to a fact that, at that moment, I didn’t understand very well.

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    Tsoknyi Rinpoche: Sogyal Rinpoche & The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

    Saturday, August 24, 2013

    Tsoknyi Rinpoche, renowned Tibetan Buddhist master and author of three books, Open Heart, Open Mind, Carefree Dignity, and Fearless Simplicity, shares his thoughts on Sogyal Rinpoche and his legacy in writing The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying:

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Living with certainty, clarity and purpose

Pat Best from the United States writes: “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying found me as I searched for an answer on how to help someone with their suffering. A co-worker’s 16-year old daughter had contacted a rare disease that eventually took her life.

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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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Finding My Way Home

My name is Bruno Lopes. I am now 31 years old, a social worker and I live in a small fishing village called Sesimbra, in Portugal, which is in southern Europe.

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From Russia with Love

The new Russian edition of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is out! Here’s what some people in Russia have to say about it.

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“I Learned to Be Simply Present…”

Caroline De Glanville from the UK shares her story: “In the summer of 2001 my mother was diagnosed with cancer. The medicine made her feel sick, and she decided that she did not want chemo-therapy or any pills, as it would make her hair fall out.

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