The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

  • by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Narrated by Sogyal Rinpoche, John Cleese, Peri Eagleton, Susan Skipper
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is a contemporary spiritual masterpiece and source of sacred inspiration that interprets Tibetan Buddhism for the West. Sogyal Rinpoche presents a radically new vision of living and dying. He shows how to go beyond our fear and denial of death to discover what it is in us that survives death and is changeless. Rinpoche explains simple yet powerful practices that listeners can use to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.

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What the Critics Say

"A gentle, humane, and eloquent guide." (Guardian)
"As a guide to the Tibetan tradition and its insights into life and death, Sogyal Rinpoche is without peer. . . .Sogyal Rinpoche. . .has delivered the Tibetan equivalent of The Divine Comedy." (New York Times Book Review)

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

A beautiful book to listen to, as well as read. I read this book a while ago and felt a shift within myself, and in listening to this book, it was there again - I can recommend it to anyone who is looking for a deeper understanding to how this powerful illusion is working and who desires to live without FEAR.

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- jeremyshaw991

some people wished they had lived,only when dead

What did you like most about The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying?

This book is for all,with an open mind looking for pathways to a meaningful existance


What other book might you compare The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying to, and why?

personal development,with an understanding of your soul


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

you are the focus ,you can choose to be happy or miserable


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

deep reflection ,i am responsible for my life ,my emotions,my reactions to others.
i created all the wonderful things in my life,i also created the mess,i need to clean up my own mess. healing the wounded part of me that creates it.


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- rezwana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2008
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks