|The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Bardo Thodol. Buddhism. Mindfulness and Liberation|
I'm traveling back to the 14th Century and re-reading the Bardo Thodol, better known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The Bardo is one of the most widely read Tibetan scriptures, party because it was the first such text to be translated into English.
In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation- death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.