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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Advice for the Moment of Death

In May 2004, on the occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s historic four days of teachings in Glasgow, Scotland, to which over 9,000 people attended, Sogyal Rinpoche gave an inspired public talk entitled “Living and Dying Today”. In this extract from that talk, Sogyal Rinpoche comments on the advice for the moment of death […]

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An Unconventional Bestseller

Sogyal Rinpoche signing books in London in early the 90s

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying received an overwhelmingly positive response as soon as it was published in the Autumn of 1992.

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Of Life, Laughter and Death

Here is the opening of a Sky News (UK) feature on Sogyal Rinpoche following the publication of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying in 1992.

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Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Suffering


Dr. Ann Allegre, award-winning professor and physician in the field of Palliative Medicine writes: “When I first encountered the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, I had already been working for several years as a hospice physician.  Although I loved the work and felt grateful to be able to help patients and families in such […]

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