Wisdom Without Borders


M. Walfred from Delaware wrote this review of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying on amazon.com: “Having a stone Buddha in your garden does not make one a Buddhist anymore than wearing orange or refusing to step on spiders does.

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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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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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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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“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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