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Some short extracts from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Reflection and Change
Compassion: The Wish Fulfilling Jewel
Heart Advice on Helping the Dying
Showing Unconditional Love


Natural Great Peace
An extract from the Natural Great Peace text, explaining the essence of the Buddha's teachings.


View and Wrong View
Our minds can be wonderful, but at the same time they can be our worst enemy. In this article Sogyal Rinpoche shows us how to understand doubt and suspicion and recognize wrong views.


When we follow a spiritual path it is more important than ever to see through the mind and its delusions, and to know just how much misunderstanding dominates our lives.


The Future of Buddhism
The second in a series of conferences called ‘Buddhism in America’ was held in San Diego, California, in May 1998 and attracted an audience of Buddhist practitioners, teachers and scholars. Sogyal Rinpoche was invited to give a keynote address on the future of Buddhism.


The Spiritual Heart of Tibetan Medicine
The first International Congress for Tibetan Medicine took place in Washington DC in November 1998. A unique gathering, opened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, it brought together Tibetan physicians, lamas, doctors and medical specialists from many countries. Sogyal Rinpoche was invited to address the conference on its opening morning.


Faith, Devotion and Wisdom
What is the place of faith in the Buddhadharma? Is it merely blind faith? And which comes first: faith and devotion or wisdom? Sogyal Rinpoche embraces questions such as these in his address to the 'Conference of Buddhist Teachers in the West', in California, in June 2000.