Sogyal Rinpoche's acclaimed spiritual classic is widely regarded as one of the most complete and authoritative presentations of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings ever written.

A manual for life and death and a source of inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

Over 3 million copies have been printed, in 34 languages, and the book is available in 80 countries. It has been adopted by colleges, groups and institutions, both medical and religious, and is used extensively by nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals.

Sogyal Rinpoche at a book signing in London, early 90's

Sogyal Rinpoche at a book signing in London, early 90's

 
What is it I hope for from this book? To inspire a quiet revolution in the whole way we look at death and care for the dying and the whole way we look at life, and care for the living.
— Sogyal Rinpoche
 

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the publication of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, a group of Sogyal Rinpoche's students have set up The Tibetan Blog of Living and Dying.

This blog features some of the best audio and video teachings given by Sogyal Rinpoche on the book over the last two decades, as well as free podcasts, testimonies by students and readers from all over the world, interviews with well-known people and stories about how the book has touched people's lives and transformed the whole way we relate to life and death.