Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, was an 8th-century Buddhist master from the Indian subcontinent. He is revered as a second Buddha in Tibetan Buddhism for his role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet and Bhutan. Padmasambhava is credited with founding the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also known for his teachings on Dzogchen and for concealing numerous 'terma' (hidden spiritual treasures) to be discovered by future tertöns (spiritual treasure-finders). His life and teachings are shrouded in myth and legend, and he is considered a powerful and transformative figure in the history of Buddhism.
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"The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying" is a spiritual guide that explores the stages of death and afterlife from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. It provides instructions for the dying and the living, offering meditative and contemplative techniques to prepare for death, navigate the intermediate state (Bardo), and achieve liberation. The book serves as a manual for understanding the transition from life to death, making it less of a fearful experience and more of a conscious, spiritual journey.