The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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4. An answer given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to a number

of questions on death and dying. See Appendix 2, note 1.

5. Traditional practices such as this require training and cannot be

followed simply from this book. Certain practices also require transmission

and empowerment from a qualified master. I look forward to

organizing training programs in the future on the Buddhist approach

to death and caring for the dying that will include some of these

methods. A simple ceremony and guidance for the dead will then be

available, based on the advice of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

6. The Hundred Syllable Mantra is OM VAJRA SATTVA SAMAYA

MANUPALAYA VAJRA SATTVA TENOPA TISHTHA DRI DHO ME BHAWA

SUTOKHAYO ME BHAWA SUPOKHAYO ME BHAWA ANURAKTO ME BHAWA

SARWA SIDDHI ME PRAYATSA SARWA KARMA SUTSA ME TSITTAM SHRIYAM

KURU HUM HA HA HA HA HO BHAGAWAN SARWA TATHACATA VAJRA

MAMEMUNTSA VAJRIBHAWA MAHA SAMAYASATTVA AH.

7. Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery

and Growth through Grief (New York: Harper & Row, 1980).

8. From "Dove that Ventured Outside" in The Selected Poetry of

Rainer Maria Rilke, edited and translated by Stephen Mitchell (New

York: Vintage Books, 1984), 293.

9. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 'The Child Will Always Be There. Real

Love Doesn't Die," by Daniel Coleman, Psychology Today (September

1976), 52.

10. Raymond A. Moody, Jr., Reflections on Life After Life (New York:

Bantam, 1977), 112.

20. THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE:

A STAIRCASE TO HEAVEN?

1. Bede, A History of the English Church and People, translated by Leo

Sherley-Price (Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books 1968),

420-21.

2. In George Gallup Jr., with William Proctor, Adventures in Immortality:

A Lock Beyond the Threshold of Death (London: Souvenir, 1983).

3. Kenneth Ring, Life at Death: A Scientific Investigation of the Near-

Death Experience (New York: Quill, 1982), 55.

4. Ring, Life at Death, 63.

5. Margot Grey, Return from Death: An Exploration of the Near-Death

Experience (Boston and London: Arkana, 1985), 42.

6. Melvin Morse, Closer to the Light: Learning from Children's Near-

Death Experiences (New York: Villard, 1990), 115.

7. Grey, Return from Death, 47.

8. Michael Sabom, Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation of

the Near-Death Experience (London: Corgi, 1982), 66.

9. Ring, Life at Death, 59.

10. Grey, Return from Death, 46.

11. Grey, Return from Death, 33.

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