A classic of Tibetan Buddhism brought to life with insightful commentary by a modern master.In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism–traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation–death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of the mind. This translation, with insightful and concise commentary, emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living, making this edition of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.