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What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at life, and care for the living'

Written by Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace' working in the world.

Reviews

A gentle, humane and eloquent guide

GUARDIAN

Brilliant

MAIL ON SUNDAY

For readers of all religions and readers of none

THE OBSERVER

If you believe books can change lives, earmark this one

METRO

You don't have to be a Buddhist to read it: its mastery lies in the lucid way it presents esoteric ideas

MICK BROWN, THE TELEGRAPH

One of the most helpful books I have ever read

JOHN CLEESE

Marvellous - like all the great teachings, it is both simple and complex, and full of love and compassion

JOANNA LUMLEY

Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western mind and heart with humour, joy and great warmth.

RICHARD GERE

I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical and wise.

HUSTON SMITH, author of The World's Religions

Valuable and profound

YOGA AND HEALTH

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781846045387

    April 3, 2017

    Rider

    464 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9781846041051

    April 1, 2008

    Rider

    464 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781448116959

    February 29, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    464 pages

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The Future Of Buddhism
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