A Book of Devotion

A remarkable key feature of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, aw well as all of Sogyal Rinpoche’s teachings, is the frequency with which he invokes the memory and presence of his masters, and the environment this creates through which we can, in some small way, come to meet them ourselves. From the memorable childhood […]

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What They Are Saying

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Over the next few months, The Tibetan Blog of Living and Dying will be featuring articles, quotes and interviews from well-known individuals about the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and it’s impact over the last 20 years. We also want to keep sharing all of your stories about the book, so please keep sending […]

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Meditation: Learning How to Be

In Chapter five of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche writes: “The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence […]

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Freedom Lies Within Each One of Us

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Ane Tsondru, who is a buddhist nun at Lerab Ling in the south of France, writes: “I can vividly remember when I first started to read the book that it was a complete revelation. I’d received quite a few teachings by then, but it felt as if before I had lots of pieces of a […]

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The One Who Benefits Most from Your Compassion is Yourself

 “If you start working for the benefit of others, amazingly your own welfare is taken care of as a matter of course.” In this teaching from the unique Awake Amsterdam 2012 event, Sogyal Rinpoche teaches on the Logic of Compassion, based on some key points from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s own teaching. As Sogyal […]

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