Death and Dying


Bokar Rinpoche, Death and the Art of Dying, Clear Point Press, 1993.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, The Bardo Guidebook, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1991. 

Coberly, M., Sacred Passage : How to Provide Fearless, Compassionate Care for the Dying, Shambhala, 2003.

Dimidjian, V., Journeying East : Conversations of Aging and Dying, Parallax Press, 2005.

Fremantle, F., Luminous Emptiness, Shambhala, 2003.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mind of Clear Light : Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously, Atria, 2004.

Lama Lodo, Bardo Teachings, KDK Publications, 1982.

Lati Rinpoche, Hopkins, Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth, Snow Lion Press, 1979. 

Levine, S., Levine, O., A Year to Live, Harmony/Bell Tower, 1998.

Levine, S., Levine, O., Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, Anchor, 1989.

Mullin, G.H., ed., Living in the Face of Death, Snow Lion Press, 1998. 

Nhat Hanh, T., No Death, No Fear, Riverhead Trade, 2003.

Sogyal Rinpoche, Gaffney, P.D., Harvey, A., The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.  Note:  There are several versions of this text.  Also see Robert Thurman’s translation printed by Bantam Books and Francesca Freemantle’s/Chogyam Trungpa’s version printed by Shambhala Press.

Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Mirror of Mindfulness:  The Cycle of Four Bardos, Rupa, n.d.


Albom, M., Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson, Doubleday, 1997.

Byock, I., Dying Well, Riverhead Trade, 1998. 

Doka, K.J., ed., Living With Grief: After Sudden Loss Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Hospice Foundation of America, 1996.

Doka, K.J., Morgan, J.D., Death and Spirituality: Death, Value and Meaning, Baywood Pub Co, 1993.

Dougy Center , 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child (Guidebook Series), Dougy Center for Grieving Children, 1999.

Edelman, H., Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, Delta, 1995.

Fitzgerald, H., The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends, Fireside, 2000.

Irish, D.P., Lundquist, K.F., eds., Ethnic Variations In Dying, Death And Grief: Diversity In Universality (Death Education, Aging and Health Care Series), Taylor & Francis Group, 1993. 

Kubler-Ross, E., On Death and Dying, Scribner, 1997.

Martins, S.M., ed., The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People’s Religious Ceremonies, Skylight Paths Publishing, 2000.

Moyers, Bill, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2000. NOTE: 4 videocassettes (90 min. ea.), a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc.

Nuland, S.B., How We Die : Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter, Vintage, 1995.

Perry, J., Ryan, A., A Cross Cultural Look at Death, Dying and Religion, Wadsworth Pub Co, 1995.

Rasberry, S., Wantanabe, C.R., The Art of Dying: Honoring & Celebrating Life’s Passages, Celestial Arts, 2001.

Starhawk, NightMare, M.M., The Pagan Book of Living and Dying: Practical Rituals, Prayers, Blessings, and Meditations on Crossing Over, HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.

Tobin, D.R., Lindsey, K., Peaceful Dying: The Step-By-Step Guide to Preserving Your Dignity, Your Choice, and Your Inner Peace at the End of Life, Perseus Books Group, 1998.