New paperback edition. An indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death. Drawing on teachings from throughout the vast tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche weaves together a synthesis of wisdom remarkable in its scope. Using humerous analogies and his profound understanding of the Western mind, Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos - the in-between states of life, death and beyond - completely available to the modern reader.
Mind Beyond Death shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death. Working with the bardos means taking hold of life, and learning how to live with fearless abandon. The unique feature of this penetrating study is its exploration of all six bardos - not just the three bardos of death, and demonstrates that the secret to a good journey through death and beyond lies in how we live. Walking skillfully through the bardos of dream, meditation, and daily life, we then travel deep into the mysterious death intervals and become familiar with their dazzling mindscape. This tour de force gives us the knowledge to transform the greatest obstacle of death into the most powerful opportunity for enlightenment.
"One of the most brilliant Tibetan Buddhist teachers of his generation. In this priceless and immensely practical guide, the complete spectrum of the Buddhist teachings on death is explained by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche with remarkable clarity and thoroughness." Sogyal Rinpoche.
"It is timely that Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, has bestowed on us a direct and fresh explanation of the bardo principles that transcends the distance of translationRinpoche's words light the way for us, offering us guidance in this life, the next life, and the bardos in between." Alak Zenkar Rinpoche.