Living in the Face of Death
The Tibetan Tradition
By (author) Glenn H. Mullin
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Living in the Face of Death by Glenn H. Mullin
Book DescriptionUntil recently, contemporary Western society viewed death the way the Victorians viewed sex--as taboo, a forbidden subject. Yet Tibetan tradition incorporates death into everyday life. Over the centuries Tibetans have developed a wide-ranging literature on death, of which The Tibetan Book of the Dead--whose revealer, Karma Lingpa, has a selection included here--is perhaps the best-known. Eight other short texts include works by the Second, Seventh, and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas, and cover meditation techniques to prepare for death, rituals for preparing the dead, and accounts of what transpires during the bardo (the state of consciousness between death and rebirth).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559393102
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Glenn H. Mullin
From the Heart of Chenrezig, Paperback (June 2013)
The popularity of the early Dalai Lamas was due in part to the clarity of their tantric writings. Mullin has translated an incredible array of this tantric material the most extensive presentation the Dalai Lamas in English available and provided helpful introductory essays to aid readers.
Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa, Paperback (July 2006)View all books by Glenn H. Mullin
A collection of readings on the six yogas of Naropa - inner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection and bardo yoga. This work discusses the practices, their context and the historical continuity of this esoteric tradition, which is said to bring full enlightenment in one lifetime.
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Author Biography - Glenn H. Mullin
Glenn H. Mullin is an internationally renowned Tibetologist, author, and expert on Buddhist meditation. He lived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, for many years, where he studied Tibetan language, literature, yoga, and meditation under twenty-five of the greatest masters of Tibet. He is the author of over fifteen books on Buddhist topics and has led many pilgrimages to Nepal and Tibet. He now divides his time between writing, lecturing, giving, workshops, and leading pilgrimages to the power places of Central Asia.
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