Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook

ISBN-10: 1590303857
ISBN-13: 9781590303856
Edition: 2007
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Listen to an audio excerpt online in MP3 format--click here. Buddhist teachings on facing death with openness and insight, from the author of The Healing Power of Mind--now in paperback with a CD of guided instructions by the author. Buddhism teaches that death can be a springboard to enlightenment--yet for all but the most advanced meditators, it will be the gateway to countless future lives of suffering in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this guide to help us heal our fear and confusion about death and strengthen our practice in anticipation of this transition, and to help us realize the enlightened goal of ultimate peace and joy--not only for death and rebirth, but for this very lifetime. In simple language, he distills a vast range of sources, including scriptures, classic commentaries, oral teachings, and firsthand accounts. The book includes: A CD of guided meditations An overview of the dying process, the after-death bardo states, and teachings on why, where, and how we take rebirth Accounts by Tibetan "near-death experiencers" (delogs), who returned from death with amazing reports of their visions Ways to train our minds during life, so that at death, all the phenomena before us will arise as a world of peace, joy, and enlightenment Simple meditations, prayers, and rituals to benefit the dead and dying Advice for caregivers, helpers, and survivors of the dying The paperback edition includes an audio CD providing guided instructions by the author on how to visualize Amitabha Buddha in the Pure Realm; how to receive his blessings; how to visualize transforming your body into light and sound at the time of death; how to share the blessings withcompassion for all sentient beings; and how to rest in oneness. By becoming intimate with this practice while we're alive, we can alleviate our fear of death, improve our appreciation of this life, and prepare for death in a very practical way, while planting the seeds for rebirth in the Pure Land.

Acknowledgments
About This Book
Introduction: Death Is Not the End
What Happens at Death?
Karma, the Natural Law of Causality
The Cycle of Life, Death, and Afterdeath
Glimpses of the Bardo
Taking Rebirth
Transforming Our Future
Ceremonies for the Dead and Dying
The Death of a Great Teacher
Human Life: Our Precious Days
What Is Our Real Nature?
Why Meditate?
Precious Human Life Is Rare
Life Is Impermanent
Using Impermanence to Dissolve Negative Emotions
Life Is Created by Karmic Causality
The Root of Karma Is Grasping at "Self"
How Does Karma Form?
Going Beyond Karmic Causality
Is Life an Illusion?
The Importance of Understanding Karma
Life Is Full of Miseries
Suffering: The First Noble Truth
The Great Potential of Life
Dying: The Crucial Hour of Life
The Process of Dying
The Elements and Energies of the Human Body
The Dissolution of the Elements
Three Inner Dissolutions
What Should We Do When Dying?
Delog Accounts of the Experience of Dying
Dissolving Energies: The Experience of Karma Wangdzin
Make Merits for Me: The Experience of Lingza Chokyi
Have the Lords of Death Come to Fetch Me?: The Experience of Denma Sangye Seng-ge
Cloudless Sky-Like Luminosity: The Experience of Dagpo Trashi Namgyal
Perceptions of Dying: The Experience of Samten Chotso
Unique Among Delogs: The Experience of Dawa Drolma
Mind Traveling without Hindrance: The Experience of Gyalwa Yungtrung
Intrinsic Awareness: The Experience of Tsophu Dorlo
Her Wisdom-Mind Became Clear: The Experience of Shugseb Jetsun Lochen
The Dark Demon Departs: The Experience of Tagla Konchog Gyaltsen
Don't Panic!: The Experience of Changchub Seng-ge
Don't Be Afraid-Be Prepared
The Ultimate Nature: Glimpses of the Luminosity
The Ultimate Nature Experienced at Death
Delog Accounts of the Passage of Ultimate Nature
Spontaneously Present Light: The Experience of Lingza Chokyi
A Bodiless Body of Light: The Experience of Dagpo Trashi Namgyal
Visions of Ultimate Nature: The Experience of Tsophu Dorlo
In the Womb of a Body of Light: The Experience of Samten Chotso
Instructions to Helpers: The Experience of Changchub Seng-ge
A Supremely Blissful State: The Experience of Dawa Drolma
A Feeling of Sadness: The Experience of Karma Wangdzin
Our Sublime Potential
The Bardo: The Momentous Transitional Passage
Experiences of the Bardo
The Court of Judgment and Verdict
Hints of the Rebirth Awaiting Us
What Should We Do in the Bardo?
Our Future Journey
Tales of the Bardo: Afterdeath Experiences of Tibetan Delogs
Let Her Remember All That She Sees: The Experience of Lingza Chokyi
What Judgments Await Me?: The Experience of Karma Wangdzin
No Fear of the Foes: The Experience of Denma Sangye Seng-ge
Visits to the Eighteen Hell Realms: The Experience of Tagla Konchog Gyaltsen
Distracted into Delusion: The Experience of Dagpo Trashi Namgyal
Crossing the Field of the Dead: The Experience of Gyalwa Yungtrung
Purified by Streams of Nectar: The Experience of Samten Chotso
Don't Be Discouraged: The Experience of Changchub Seng-ge
Hell Is the Unexcelled Pure Land: The Experience of Tsophu Dorlo
Form Inseparable from Wisdom: The Experience of Dawa Drolma
Let Everyone Be Liberated: The Experience of Shugseb Jetsun Lochen
Nothing to Accept or Reject: The Experience of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje
Rebirth: The Ineluctable Karmic Cycle
Liberation or Rebirth?
The Causes of Rebirth
The Six Realms of Worldly Existence
Six Emotions: The Seeds of Rebirth in the Six Realms
Choosing Your Next Rebirth Could Be in Your Hands
Blocking the Wrong Birthplaces
Choosing the Right Birthplace
The Buddha of Infinite Light and His Blissful Pure Land
Sources of the Pure Land Tradition
The Three Aspects of the Pure Land
The Power of the Buddha's Vows
The Power of the Buddha's Name
What Is the Pure Land Like?
The Buddha of Infinite Light and His Disciples
Rebirth in the Blissful Pure Land
How to Help the Dying and the Dead
Maintaining Positive Thoughts and Behavior
Performing Prayers and Rituals
Making Merits
Buddhist Rituals for Non-Buddhists
Universal Meditation for All
Instructions for Buddhists and Those Open to Buddhism
Meditations for Buddhists and Other Meditators
Meditation for Highly Trained Helpers
Instruction for Helpers of Dying Meditators
In Helping Others, We Help Ourselves
Some Important Observances
Ritual Services for the Dying and the Dead
The Tradition of Death Rituals
Religious Services for the Dying
Purification
Merit Making
Empowerments
Dedication and Aspiration Prayers
Religious Services at the Time of Death
Instructions for Ordinary People
Instructions and Death Services for Accomplished Meditators
Religious Services after Death
A Summary of the Thirteen-Step Death Ritual
Other Ceremonies
Concluding Thoughts
Some Simple Buddhist Death Rituals
Meditations on the Four Causes of Taking Rebirth in the Blissful Pure Land
Preliminary Practices
Going for Refuge
Developing Enlightened Attitude (Bodhichitta)
The Four Causes of Taking Rebirth in the Blissful Pure Land
The First Cause: Remembering the Pure Land
The Second Cause: Accumulation of Merits
The Third Cause: Developing Enlightened Attitude
The Fourth Cause: Dedication and Aspiration
The Liturgies of the Four Causes
The Mantra and the Name-Prayers
The Mantra of the Buddha of Infinite Light
Name-Prayers to the Buddha and Bodhisattvas
Concluding Practice: Dedication and Aspiration Prayer
Eight Esoteric Buddhist Rituals for the Dying and the Dead
Introduction to the Eight Rituals
The Performance of the Eight Rituals
Preliminary Practices
Going for Refuge
Developing Enlightened Attitude (Bodhichitta)
Visualization and Contemplation of Oneself as the Buddha of Compassion
The Mantra of the Buddha of Compassion
Making Offerings to the Buddha of Compassion
Offering of Praise to the Buddha of Compassion
Aspiration Prayer
Summoning the Consciousness of the Deceased and Giving Teachings
The Sur Offering to the Deceased
Dharma Instructions to the Deceased
The Meditation and Prayers of Phowa: Transference of Consciousness to the Blissful
Pure Land
Meditation
Prayers
Chanting the Name-Prayers to the Buddha and Bodhisattva
The Main Meditation of Phowa
Prayer and Meditation on the Buddha of Infinite Life
Cremation of the Effigy
Dedication and Aspiration Prayer
Notes
Glossary
References: Sources Cited and Key to Abbreviations
Index

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