Nigel Westlake on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Nigel Westlake, award-winning Australian composer featured last month’s post ‘A Symphony of Living and Dying‘, shares his moving personal story: “In June 2008, a dear friend gave me a copy of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”following the tragic, violent & unexpected death of our youngest son, Eli. Over the next 12 months this […]

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Matteo Pistono: A few thoughts on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Matteo Pistono, author of a new book called In the Shadow of the Buddha writes: “I first read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying in a library at Kopan monastery in Kathmandu. It was in 1994, a year before I met Sogyal Rinpoche. I literally could not put the already dog-eared book down and […]

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Alan Walace on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Dr. B Alan Wallace, a well-known scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, comments on the 20th anniversary of Sogyal Rinpoche’s book: “Since it was published twenty years ago, Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has earned its status as a modern classic of Tibetan Buddhism. Filled with personal narratives and the rich wisdom of […]

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Unblocking Our Capacity for Love and Compassion

At times, due to our own history of pain and trauma, when we are faced with the suffering of loved ones and others around us, we may experience that the love and compassion we would like to show them is blocked and inaccessible. How then can we reconnect with our innate capacity for that love […]

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Finding Sogyal Rinpoche

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A woman from San Diego in the USA shares her story: “I am 62 years old, and have practiced some form of Buddhism since I was 21.  I Married a Buddhist, and brought up 3 daughters in the Buddhist philosophy and practice.  However for 7 years, after my husband died in 1994, I wandered totally depleted […]

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