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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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Nov
17

Realizing Our Ultimate Nature

Here is a short extract of a recent teaching Sogyal Rinpoche gave in Paris. You can find more of Sogyal Rinpoche’s recent teachings as they become available at SogyalRinoche.org. The most important point is for us to realize our ultimate nature—to purify our perception and realize the essence of our mind. How exactly can we [...]

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Nov
4

How Do You do it?

How do you bring the teachings of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying into your daily life? To continue the celebration of 20 years of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, over the next few weeks we’re asking you to send in stories about how–in even just the smallest of ways–you bring the [...]

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Oct
28

The Book is a Teacher in Itself

How is it possible to sincerely follow the teachings when we neither  have a teacher close to us, nor belong a supporting group? In a recent teaching from a weekend programme in Barcelona, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this advice in response to a student’s question. Rinpoche explains that in the absence of a teacher–especially for those [...]

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Oct
24

Nigel Westlake on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Nigel Westlake, award-winning Australian composer featured last month’s post ‘A Symphony of Living and Dying‘, shares his moving personal story: “In June 2008, a dear friend gave me a copy of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”following the tragic, violent & unexpected death of our youngest son, Eli. Over the next 12 months this [...]

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Oct
16

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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