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Living in the face of death : the Tibetan tradition

"Whereas Western society views death as the last taboo, the Tibetan tradition incorporates meditation on death into everyday life. Tibetan Buddhists believe that a conscious awareness of one's own impermanence allows a person to live a happy, fulfilled life." "This book presents nine short Tibetan texts. Important writings by the Second, Seventh, and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas, and by Karma Lingpa, author of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, are included. It covers topics such as meditation techniques to prepare for death, inspirational accounts of the deaths of saints and yogis, and methods for training the mind in the transference of consciousness at the time of death."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©1998
Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, N.Y., ©1998
238 pages ; 23 cm
9781559391009, 1559391006
Death and the Bodhisattva trainings / by Gyalwa Tubten Gyatso, the thirteenth Dalai Lama
Tibetan traditions of death meditation / by Geshe Ngawang Dargye
A conversation with an old man / by Lama Gungtang Konchok Dronme
The death of Gyre-re Lama / by Terton Dulzhug Lingpa
Self-liberation by knowing the signs of death / by Terton Karma Lingpa
The longevity yogas of the Bodhisattva of life / by Gyalwa Gendun Gyatso, the second Dalai Lama
The yoga of consciousness transference / by Lama Tsechokling Yeshe Gyaltsen
A ritual for caring for the dead / by Lama. Mahasukha
Meditations of the ways of impermanence / by Gyalwa Kalzang Gyatso, the seventh Dalai Lama
Revised edition of: Death and dying. 1986