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Mind Beyond Death

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Snow Lion
 | 
September, 2008
ISBN:
9781559393010
In stock now: 
2
$35.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A guidebook through the journey of life and death, Mind Beyond Death weaves a synthesis of wisdom remarkable in its scope. With warm informality and profound understanding of the Western mind, the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the Tibetan teachings on the bardos—the intervals of life, death, and beyond—completely available to the modern reader.

Drawing on a breathtaking range of material, Mind Beyond Death shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death. Working with the bardos means taking hold of life and learning how to live with fearless abandon. Exploring all six bardos—not just the three bardos of death—Mind Beyond Death demonstrates that the secret to a good journey through and beyond death lies in how we live.

The way to meet death fully is to die every day, to every moment, to everything… even to our joy.

Walking skillfully through the bardos of dream, meditation, and daily life, Ponlop Rinpoche takes us deep into the mysterious death intervals, introducing us to their dazzling mindscape. This gives us the knowledge to transform death, the greatest obstacle, into the most powerful opportunity for enlightenment. With both nuts-and-bolts meditation techniques and brilliant illumination, Mind Beyond Death offers a clear map and a sturdy vehicle that will safely transport the reader through the challenging transitions of this life and the perilous bardos beyond death.

“Very few things are more important than helping people come to terms with death—how to think about it, prepare oneself and others for it, and, just in case, navigate it oneself when the time comes. It is the great secret way to enrich one’s life, to live more vibrantly, happily, and lovingly.” —Robert Thurman, translator of The Tibetan Book of the Dead

 

 

Also by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche are Wild Awakening and Penetrating Wisdom.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Mind Beyond Death is an indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death. Using humorous analogies and his profound understanding of the Western mind, Dzogchen Ponlop makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos--the intervals between waking and sleep, between life and death, and beyond--completely available to the modern reader. Drawing on a breathtaking range of material, this young, popular teacher shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death. Working with the bardos means taking hold of life and learning how to live with fearless abandon, and Mind Beyond Death demonstrates that the secret to a good journey through death and beyond lies in how we live.

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