An indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death, Mind Beyond Death weaves a synthesis of wisdom remarkable in its scope. With warm informality and profound understanding of the Western mind, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos—the intervals of life, death, and beyond—completely available to the modern reader.
Drawing on a vast range of material, 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. Exploring all six bardos—not just the three bardos of death—Mind Beyond Death demonstrates that the secret to a good journey through and beyond death lies in how we live.
"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, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying