The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Sogyal Rinpoche
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"Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama"

• The Dalai Lama is discussing the alternate views of life and death. According to His Holiness, one can choose to ignore death or confront it.

• As a Buddhist, the Dalai Lama sees death as a natural, acceptable process, but points out one cannot expect to obtain a peaceful death if one's life is filled with violence and anger.
• Since the process of death, according to Buddhism, is important, the Dalai Lama points out the need for a karmic state of mind at the point of death, as well as the need to assist others in their process of dying.

• The Dalai Lama closes his introduction by praising author Sogyal Rinpoche as a master of Tibetan tradition. He hopes Sogyal can offer a practical reference guide for understanding death.


• Sogyal Rinpoche begins by discussing his childhood. He was born in Tibet...

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