DEATH INTERMEDIATE STATE AND REBIRTH
Author : Lati Rinpoche & Jeffrey Hopkins
Binding : Paperback
Size : NA
Language : English
Pages : 86
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications
Year of Publication : 1981
This Highest Yoga Tantra text unfolds in minute detail the complex Tibetan Buddhist system of subtle physiology—providing a complete exposition of the channels, drops and winds which serve as foundations for consciousness. It is essential for the practice of the two stages of the path in Highest Yoga Tantra to have an understanding of the bases to be purified: death, intermediate state and rebirth. Yang-jen-ga-way-lo-drö's text with Lati Rinbochay's commentary closely examines these processes and stages. Authoritative and concise, Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth is a valuable companion volume to both the more widely known Tibetan Books of the Dead and modern Western works on death and dying.
In the Foreword contributed by the present Dalai Lama, His Holiness offers practical, mature advice on how, through correctly approaching the death experience, its spiritual potential can be enhanced for everyone involved.
Lati Rinbochay, a recognized reincarnate lama, is currently Abbot of the Shar-dzay College of Gan-den Monastery in Mundgod, South India. Born in the Kham district of Tibet, he recieved his Ge-shay degree at Ganden Monastery and later joined the Tantric College of Upper Lhasa before being forced into exile by the Chinese Communist invasion.
Jeffrey Hopkins is Associate Professor of Northern Buddhist Studies and Director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Hopkins is the author and translator of several books on Tibetan Buddhism and frequently serves as translator for H.H. the Dalai Lama.