Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16 where he studied Buddhism as a novice, and was fully ordained as a monk in 1949. His teachings and practices aim to appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds, intending to offer mindfulness practices for more Western sensibilities.
Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), was a great Tibetan Yogi famous for his affection and concern for animals. His attitude was an expression not only of personal sympathy and aesthetic appreciation but was also rooted in his understanding of Buddhist teaching.