May I finally understand

Nadine's sister on the beach

Nadine Aernouts, originally from Belgium, writes: “My sister died two years ago of cancer when she was sixty years old. I lost my brother years ago when he was just 47 years old. When he died I was totally confused because people always tell you that you have to be strong and go on living. […]

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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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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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“Changed My Life”


David C Mitchell writes: “Changed my life. Because of this book, which I read for the first time on a trip in India in the early 90’s, I chose to pursue work in Hospice care. Although it took time for this to “manifest”, I am now a grief counselor at a Hospice. A wonderful, sensitive, […]

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Healing through Reading

Dzogchen Beara Retreat Centre in Ireland

Jan Linehan, who works for Rigpa’s Spiritual Care Programme writes: Recently, thinking about the influence of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, I remembered that Viktor Frankl, whose book Man’s Search for Meaning about his experience in the Nazi concentration camps inspired so many people, wondered once whether there was such a thing as […]

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