Reviews for Tibetan Book of the Dead


AudioFile Reviews 2008 June/July
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, a traditional Buddhist scripture, is read to the dead or dying to facilitate liberation during the process of death. Both print and audio versions of the translation are included in this production and should be well received by scholars and experienced practitioners. In the introduction Fremantle explains that anyone listening with an open heart and mind will benefit from the text. However, those new to Buddhism may feel slightly overwhelmed with the terminology and discussion of multiple deities. Although Gere's voice is well known, it never distracts from the material. He does a masterful job narrating with clarity and a calm tone. The Tibetan words roll effortlessly off his tongue. It's hard to imagine a better performance. J.T. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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