Shambhala Classics

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Great Liberation Through Hearing In The Bardo

Publisher: Shambhala
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.


"A landmark in rendering this extraordinary revelation accessible to modern minds."—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying