The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche

Currently reading


The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is an interpretation of Buddhist teachings aimed at westerners — the author, Sogyal Rinpoche, grew up on the Buddhist ‘path’ in Tibet and as an adult has travelled extensively in western countries.

The book is pretty dense — it’s trying to present a pretty huge range of ideas and beliefs — so it’s probably best dipped in and out of.

Although I’m yet to finish it, it’s helped me to learn a ton about ideas like attachment, grasping and aversion. Small insights, when dwelled on for a while, have led to some pretty significant changes in my behaviour. I’m a happier person for having read what I’ve read so far.