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Dying with Confidence: A Tibetan Buddhist Guide to Preparing for Death
Anyen Rinpoche's wise and reassuring voice guides readers through the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and dying, while providing practical tools for end-of-life and estate planning. Dying with Confidence reads like a remarkable how-to guide, laying out in clear and straightforward language the preparations we must make and the best practices to use while dying to furth ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published May 10th 2010 by Wisdom Publications
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Jan 01, 2015 Garrett Dunnington rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book is an interesting introduction for studying death from the buddhist perspective. I radically applied it to trying to apply, understanding the law of impermanence, to my life.
"I guess what disappoints me the most about this book is its wasted potential. Anyen Rinpoche could have offered a non-denominational book for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike that could have been helpful, but instead he fell too deeply into the ritual, almost-dogmatic practices of the organized religion of Vajrayana Buddhism." -- (more of this review in the Book Reports section at www.philduncanwrites.com
Odd that someone could consider this phenomenal book lacking because it focused on Tibetan Buddhism. It is, after all, in the title. Of the several books available in English on the topic, this is by far the most comprehensive. The advice on Powhatan groups and dharma wills is invaluable.