A discussion of the age-old techniques on which the classic "Tibetan Book of the Dead" is based examines the possibility for healing that can be released when people begin to view death as another chapter of life.
Foreword / Dalai Lama Pt. 1. Living. 1. In the Mirror of Death. 2. Impermanence. 3. Reflection and Change. 4. The Nature of Mind. 5. Bringing the Mind Home. 6. Evolution, Karma, and Rebirth. 7. Bardos and Other Realities. 8. This Life: The Natural Bardo. 9. The Spiritual Path. 10. The Innermost Essence Pt. 2. Dying. 11. Heart Advice on Helping the Dying. 12. Compassion: The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel. 13. Spiritual Help for the Dying. 14. The Practices for Dying. 15. The Process of Dying Pt. 3. Death and Rebirth. 16. The Ground. 17. Intrinsic Radiance. 18. The Bardo of Becoming. 19. Helping after Death. 20. The Near-Death Experience: A Staircase to Heaven? Pt. 4. Conclusion. 21. The Universal Process. 22. Servants of Peace Appendix 1: My Teachers Appendix 2: Questions about Death Appendix 3: Two Stories Appendix 4: Two Mantras.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 406-408) and index.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.