6 thoughts on “Happy Halloween

  1. Can you recommend a good translation/commentary for those of us with little indepth knowledge of Buddhism? Does such a thing exist? If I’m not mistaken the work by Evans-Wentz is the best known. You might enjoy The Bardo Thodol by Mark Griffin, who is an advanced meditation teacher in LA. I have the print version of these CDs, which I got through Amazon. I’m only about 5-10% into this work, it’s pretty lucid.

    Also tech note: I read this blog through an RSS reader, and noticed that RSS doesn’t get updated with the day’s stories until the end of the day. In other words, if you post something in the morning, someone reading via RSS won’t see them until late evening. This has been going on for a couple weeks I’m guessing.

  2. Thanks for the link Maha! I have not read the Tibetian Book of the Dead, so I will enjoy finding out more about it.

  3. A very recent bereavement brought me to read the Bardo Thödol of W.Y. Evans-Wentz (1960 3rd Ed.). Amazing and renewing concepts.

    Your opinion on: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rimpoche, ISBN 0-7126-5752-5 (Rider). (The one I could not find.)

  4. Moonbat — for readability I’d go with either the Trungpa-Freemantle or the Thurman translations.

    I don’t think there’s anything I can do about the RSS feed. It just sort of happens.

  5. expat — I remember reading the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying a long time ago, and that I liked it, but strictly speaking it’s not a translation of the Bardo Thodol.

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