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El libro tibetano de los muertos
El libro tibetano de los muertos

El libro tibetano de los muertos

By Padma Sambhava, Translated by Robert A. Thurman, Prologue by Dalai Lama


368 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $27.95 (US $27.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9788472453319

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Kairos (Feb 2012)

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Written in the eighth century, The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most important of many mortuary texts of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is commonly recited by or to a person facing imminent death. Robert A. Thurman’s expert translation—with in-depth commentary, supplementary and background information, and even the occasional illustration—presents the Buddhist tradition in terms that even the most inexpert of readers can understand. What emerges in the pages is Buddhism’s profound message that death, far from being an end point, is actually a primary step on the path to liberation. Escrito en el siglo VIII, El libro tibetano de los muertos es el más importante de varios textos mortuorios de la secta Nyingma del budismo tibetano, y normalmente es recitado por o se le recita a una persona a punto de morir. La traducción experta de Robert A. Thurman—la cual incluye comentarios exhaustivos, información suplementaria y de fondo y hasta algunas ilustraciones—presenta esta tradición budista en términos que hasta el más inexperto de los lectores podrá entender. Lo que resalta en estas páginas es el mensaje profundo del budismo que la muerte, lejos de ser un punto final, es un paso primario en la senda hacia la liberación.

Author Biography

Padma Sambhava was an eighth-century sage guru who is said to have introduced Vajrayana, or Tantric, Buddhism to Bhutan, Tibet, and surrounding countries. Robert A. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the department of religion at Columbia University and the author of The Jewel Tree of Tibet and Why the Dalai Lama Matters. He lives in New York City. The Dalai Lama is internationally recognized as an advocate of world peace and interreligious understanding. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and is the author of several books, including The Art of Happiness and How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life.