how to face death without fear

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“The reality of death is an important opportunity for spiritual transformation. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s combined teachings and practices lead the reader to an understanding of this reality and help the person who is dying to achieve a better future life. Rinpoche’s clarity and blessings will be tremendously beneficial.”—Yangsi Rinpoche, president, Maitripa College

HOW TO FACE DEATH WITHOUT FEAR

A Handbook by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Robina Courtin

“Helping our loved ones at the time of death is the best service we can offer them, our greatest gift. Why? Because death is the most important time of life: it’s at death that the next rebirth is determined.”—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

For years Lama Zopa Rinpoche envisioned a practical book to inform students of how to help loved ones have a beneficial death. How to Face Death without Fear has been compiled from years of Rinpoche’s teachings and has been lovingly edited by Venerable Robina Courtin.

Rinpoche provides detailed advice on how to help your loved ones prepare for the end of their life with courage, acceptance, and a mind free of fear. With great care, he explains what to do in the months, weeks, and days before death, how to handle the moment itself, what to do after the breath has stopped, and finally, what to do after the mind has left the body. Rinpoche provides the mantras, prayers, and meditations appropriate for each stage. This new edition of Rinpoche’s modern classic How to Enjoy Death makes it easy for the reader to find the right practice at the right time.

This handbook is an essential reference for Tibetan Buddhist caregivers, hospice workers, and chaplains. But, as Rinpoche points out, it is not only for people who work with the dying; it is education we all need.

You’ll find solace in this wealth of advice, and you’ll also gain the confidence to ensure that your loved one’s death—and your own—will be joyful and meaningful.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 440 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $26.95
  • ISBN 9781614296874
  • ebook
  • 440 pages
  • $14.99
  • ISBN 9781614296881
about the author
How to Face Death without Fear

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is one of the most internationally renowned masters of Tibetan Buddhism, working and teaching ceaselessly on almost every continent. He is the spiritual director and cofounder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Buddhist projects, including monasteries in six countries and meditation centers in over thirty; health and nutrition clinics, and clinics specializing in the treatment of leprosy and polio; as well as hospices, schools, publishing activities, and prison outreach projects worldwide.

Other books by Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
Patience
The Six Perfections
Bodhichitta
Dear Lama Zopa
The Four Noble Truths
The Door to Satisfaction
Wisdom Energy
Ultimate Healing
Wholesome Fear
Transforming Problems into Happiness
How to Be Happy
How to Enjoy Death

How to Face Death without Fear

Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

Other books by Robina Courtin:
The Bliss of Inner Fire
Becoming the Compassion Buddha

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