The Tibetan Book of the Dead: (Slip-cased edition)AsianArtMuseumStore
“The Tibetan Book of the Dead” is said to have been written for a Tibetan king some 13 centuries ago. It is a Buddhist funerary text and guide to the afterlife, which was to be read aloud to the dying or recently deceased to help them attain enlightenment and liberation from the endless cycle of death and rebirth. It was rediscovered in the 12th century, concealed in a mountain by the treasure-seeker Karma Lingpa, who handed its teachings down for future generations. Based on the 1927 translation by Kazi Dawa-Samdup, this slip-cased edition features a beautifully embossed gold-on-red silk cover. The annotated text is complemented by color photographs and vivid reproductions of Tibetan and Buddhist art.
- Author: Padmasambhava. Translator: Kazi Dawa-Samdup
- 160 pages, hardcover, slip-cased
- 9 x 6 inches
- More than 100 full-color illustrations
- Published March 1, 2018