Overcome the Fear of Death with New Book from Lama Ole Nydahl

How can we make the most of death, and life? How can we overcome the fear of death and dying? To a Tibetan Buddhist meditator, death isn’t something to fear. The stages of dying are seen as a great opportunity for spiritual enlightenment.




Lama Ole Nydahl’s new book, Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom and the Art of Dying, makes these inspiring teachings accessible to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. In it, the author sheds a mature, compassionate light on our most basic fear and offers lucid answers to the tough questions such as:

  • What exactly happens when we die?
  • How can we overcome our fear of death and transform it into confidence?
  • What happens after death? Is there a part of us that doesn’t die?
  • How can we help ourselves, our loved ones and family members through the dying process?
  • What meditations can we practice now to gain insight into our mortality and increase our joy in living?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Stages of Dying

Keeping in mind the fact that we are less afraid of what we can understand, Nydahl explains each stage we experience as life ends – and what continues to happen in the hours, and even days, after clinical death has been pronounced. To do so, he draws on Buddhist teachings and explains how they integrate with modern medical advances in pain management. He also reviews Near Death Experience (NDE) research and compares contemporary scientific views with Tibetan Buddhism.

In addition, he offers detailed instructions about how we can assist others through the dying process – from arranging their room to helpful things we can say, as well as mantras and meditations we can do.

Buddhist Author and Teacher Uniquely Qualified to Help Us Overcome Our Fear of Death

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the world’s leading experts on the profound Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice used at the time of death (“conscious dying” or “Phowa”). He received training in these rare practices from the high Buddhist lamas of Tibet. And since 1987 he has taught this practice to over 90,000 people worldwide. Many students have remarked that learning this meditation alone greatly decreased their fear of death while greatly increasing their fearlessness in life.

Fearless Death offers an introduction to the Phowa practice – and also includes 5 additional meditations that readers can incorporate in their lives immediately.

Lama Ole Nydahl is the inspiration behind over 600 Diamond Way Buddhist Centers worldwide, and author of several popular Buddhist books.

Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying is his 9th book in English, and is the first title to be released by Diamond Way Press.

You can order a copy of the book Fearless Death now at www.fearlessdeathbook.com or on Amazon.

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