The Tibetan Book of the Dead

First Complete Translation

By Graham Coleman (Editor); Thupten Jinpa (Editor); Gyurme Dorje (Translator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143104940, 535pp.)

Publication Date: February 2007

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The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying
Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as "a tremendous accomplishment," this book faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



About the Author
Gyurme Dorje, Ph.D., is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Graham Coleman is president of the Orient Foundation, a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization based in the United Kingdom, and writer/director of the acclaimed feature documentary "Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy,"
Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., is the senior translator to His Holiness The Dalai Lama and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

Thupten Jinpa Langri was educated in the classical Tibetan monastic academia and received the highest academic degree of Geshe Lharam (equivalent to a doctorate in divinity). Jinpa also holds a BA in philosophy and a PhD in religious studies, both from the University of Cambridge, England. Since 1985, he has been the principal English-language translator to the Dalai Lama. He has translated and edited many books by the Dalai Lama, including" The World of Tibetan Buddhism", "Essence of the Heart Sutra", and "Ethics for the New" "Millennium". Jinpa has published scholarly articles on various aspects of Tibetan culture, Buddhism, and philosophy, and books such as "Songs of Spiritual Experience" (co-authored) and "Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan "Thought. He serves on the advisory board of numerous educational and cultural organizations in North America, Europe, and India. He is currently the president and the editor-in-chief of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to translating key Tibetan classics into contemporary languages. He also currently chairs the Mind and Life Institute.

Gyurme Dorje holds a PhD in Tibetan Literature and an MA in Sanskrit with Oriental Studies. From 1991 to 1996 he held research fellowships at London University, where he worked on the "Encyclopaedic Tibetan-English Dictionary". He has written, edited, translated and contributed to numerous books on Tibetan culture.
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