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3.01459854014599 out of 53.01459854014599 out of 53.01459854014599 out of 53.01459854014599 out of 53.01459854014599 out of 5 3.01 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Dalai Lama Narrator: Jeffrey Hopkins Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN: 9780743540919
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"Everyone dies, but no one is dead," goes the Tibetan saying. It is with these words that Advice on Dying takes flight. Using a seventeenth- century poem written by a prominent scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws from a wide range of traditions and beliefs to explore the stages we all go through when we die, which are the very same stages we experience in fife when we go to sleep, faint, or reach orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death").
The stages are described so vividly that we can imagine the process of traveling deeper into the mind, on the ultimate journey of transformation. In this way, His Holiness shows us how to prepare for that time and, in doing so, how to enrich our time on earth, die without fear or upset, and influence the stage between this life and the next so that we may gain the best possible incarnation. As always, the ultimate goal is to advance along the path to enlightenment. Advice on Dying is an essential tool for attaining that eternal bliss. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eloquent.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “One of His Holiness's more valuable books for the serious scholar or Buddhist.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CJ Ewell | 10/13/2012

    " There is no way to read too much of His Holiness the Dalai Lama "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlos Gallinar | 1/27/2012

    " Perhaps the best spiritual book I've read. It will change the way you live your life on a daily basis. A must read for all human beings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/30/2011

    " This book is short and sweet. It has a bunch of awesome tidbits and ideas that I have never thought of before. I don't necessarily agree with the whole thing, but it provokes some interesting thoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Hurt | 1/10/2011

    " quite possibly the most helpful book on living in the moment... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Breiding | 3/19/2007

    " The first part of the book was really good but when it came to the second part I was tottaly lost due to the lack of Buddism kknowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pody Ken | 4/8/2006

    " Life is short, but our soul forever.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaga | 3/28/2005

    " It was more technical that I could have imagined. Apart from spiritual teachings you also get quite a matter-of-fact description of stages of death and afterlife. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/18/2003

    " Excellent little book on death and dying from a Tibetan Buddhist viewpoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beez Beasley | 7/14/2003

    " Have read this book along with My Spiritual Journey by the Dalai Lama. I'm still trying to understand the Buddhist philosophies....how they marry up with my lifelong belief in Christianity. An interesting journey in learning the ways of the Buddhist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 2/9/2003

    " Bad Advice but well written. "

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About the Author

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor. As the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and world peace. He is the author of over seventy books and has received a number of awards, honorary doctorates, and other accolades for his work.

About the Narrator

Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books and translations, he is emeritus professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.