One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in the daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended, this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle.
Gyurme Dorje is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from which the Tibetan Book of the Dead literature derives. Thupten Jinpa is the senior translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Graham Coleman is President of the Orient Foundation (UK), a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organisation, and writer/director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy.