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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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Sep
22

Hoping to Heal, Accepting Death

When do you hope to be healed, and when do you accept to die? This is a critical question for many faced with terminal or life-threatening diseases. From the moment of diagnosis, people are very raw and vulnerable. With some illnesses (such as cancer) people feel at times that they might live, and at times […]

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Sep
19

Meeting my Teacher and his Book of Wisdom

Tshewang Yeden from Bhutan writes: “One of my friends once received a prize for her participation in an event. All of my friends, including myself, were excited to see what was really in the small rectangular gift bag. When she opened it, she was surprised to see a Buddhist book,

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Sep
16

Memories of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, the Master of Masters

In the summer of 2009, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö’s passing away, Sogyal Rinpoche gave this rare recounting of his memories of Jamyang Khyentse and his early life in Tibet. As Rinpoche wrote in the Introduction to The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: Jamyang Khyentse is the […]

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Sep
12

This is the Path to Follow!

Verena Pfeiffer from Germany writes: “When I read the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying for the first time, I was quite young and knew absolutely nothing about Tibetan Buddhism. There were many points that I didn’t understand or didn’t know what to do with. However, what opened my heart back then and moved me […]

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Sep
9

Sharon Salzberg on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Though my own parents died quite some time ago, I’ve been watching my friends face the loss of their parents. As a community, we have of course also been confronted by the deaths of siblings, friends, partners, children. As a community of practitioners, we have tried to translate the reality of change and loss into […]

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