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Dying with Confidence : a Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death.

Author: Anyen Rinpoche
Publisher: New York : Wisdom Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Anyen Rinpoche gives practical information beneficial to those wanting to explore the depth of the teachings on dying skillfully, in accord with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Encouraging readers to honestly look at both life and death, and to contemplate our impermanence deeply, the author shows us how to use the very process of dying to further our goal of enlightenment, compassion, and a wise  Read more...
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Rinpoche, Anyen.
Dying with Confidence : A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death.
New York : Wisdom Publications, ©2010
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anyen Rinpoche
ISBN: 9780861719242 0861719247
OCLC Number: 699475190
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Contents; Dedication to Tsara Dharmakirti Rinpoche; Editor's Preface; 1. Introduction; Part One: Spiritual Preparations for the Time of Death: An Evolving Meditation on Life and Death; 2. On Death and Mindfulness; 3. Creating a Dharma Vision; 4. The Dharma Will and Planning for Death; 5. The Dharma Box; Part Two: Spiritual Practicesas the Time of Death Nears; 6. The Bardos of Living and Dying; 7. The Signs of Death; 8. Liberation in the Bardos after Death; 9. The Practice of Phowa; 10. Instructions for the Practiceof Phowa; 11. When Death Is Near. 12. How to Help Someone through the Dying Process13. Liberation by Wearing; Part Three: Medical Considerations for the Buddhist Practitioner; 14. Buddhism and Western Science; Part Four: Buddhist Practitioners as Caregivers; 15. The Entrusted Dharma Friend; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Afterword; Appendix I: Buddhist Prayers for the Time of Death; Appendix II: Documents to Prepare for Your Death; Appendix III: Sample End-of-Life Medical Instructions and Dharma Will; Appendix IV: Resources for Legal Wills, Healthcare Directives, and After-Death Care. Appendix V: Anyen Rinpoche's Longchen Nyingthig LineageAppendix VI: The Meaning of Samaya; Index; About the Phowa Foundation; About the Author; About Wisdom Publications.

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In this book, Anyen Rinpoche gives practical information beneficial to those wanting to explore the depth of the teachings on dying skillfully, in accord with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Encouraging readers to honestly look at both life and death, and to contemplate our impermanence deeply, the author shows us how to use the very process of dying to further our goal of enlightenment, compassion, and a wise and fulfilling life in the here-and-now.

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