“This is the heart essence of all the teachings of my masters,” says Lama Sogyal Rinpoche about his book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (HarperSanFrancisco 1992). Here he expresses the essence of those teachings–how to live in a way that allows us to conquer the fear of death, and in the process to develop a more meaningful way of living. He relates how understanding the process of dying enables us to live with more grace and balance. His book, “sure to become a spiritual classic,” according to the publisher, is more accessible than The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and likewise essentializes Buddhist teaching about life and death.
Lama Sogyal Rinpoche is a meditation master and has taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West since the early 1970s and is the founder of Rigpa centers world wide including the Lerab Ling Buddhist Retreat Center in France, he’s the author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (HarperSanFrancisco 1994). To learn more about the work of Lama Sogyal Rinpoche go to www.rigpa.org
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 10/22/1992 Program Number: 2355