The Concept of Life and Death in Tibetan Buddhism

Awareness of the transient nature of life is one of the key features of Tibetan Buddhism. The true Buddhist should not fear death; neither should he desperately seek solace in base pleasures. Rather, death should be consciously acknowledged and accepted; this allows the Buddhist to arrive at a deeper appreciation of every living moment.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a sacred text that contemplates the state of an individual between death and rebirth, said to last around 49 days.