The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners

A Guide to Living and Dying
Paperback Book
Paperback Book
Sounds True eReader (Immediate Access)

Enduring and accessible advice for living with wisdom and compassion―and meeting the end of life with courage and peace. Lama Lhanang Rinpoche and Mordy Levine share teachings inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead, made accessible for readers today.

Full Description

Enduring and accessible advice for living with wisdom and compassion―and meeting the end of life with courage and peace 

Through countless editions and across centuries, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has drawn readers intrigued by the Tibetan Buddhist view of the end of life. In a world that often ignores death or hides it from view, Tibetan Buddhists acknowledge it as the last of a countless series of endings in this lifetime. And after each ending comes a new beginning. The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners draws on this timeless wisdom to help readers today live with more joy and approach the end with more ease.

Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, born and raised in Tibet and now teaching in the United States and internationally, partners with student and meditation teacher Mordy Levine to share teachings inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead. They make clear that “how we live is how we will die.” The book explores karma, impermanence, the bardos (or the “in-between”), and what happens next, sharing accessible practices to cultivate wisdom and compassion along the way. With empathy and warmth, Lama Lhanang and Levine offer support for readers grappling with their own mortality and those caring for loved ones transitioning from this lifetime.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners helps readers cultivate courage and embrace the unknown―not just in the final days, but every day.

Format Details
Paperback Book eBook
Contents Paperback Book (112 pages) eBook (112 pages)
Dimensions 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Product Code BK06726 BK06726W
ISBN Number 978-1-64963-132-9 978-1-64963-133-6
Shipping and Returns

Shipping (US and Canada Only) calculated at checkout.

See Return Policy

100% Sounds True Guarantee

We stand by our products. Learn more
Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

About Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is a teacher of Vajrayana Buddhism of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet, he currently directs the Jigme Lingpa Center in San Diego and teaches throughout the United States and internationally. For more, visit

Author photo © Nurha de Souza

Mordy Levine

About Mordy Levine

Mordy Levine is president of the Jigme Lingpa Center and creator of the Meditation Pro Series that has taught meditation to more than 250,000 people. For more, visit

Author photo © Elizabeth Levine