Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective provides a wide-ranging overview of Buddhist insights into life and death, including correlations with science, psychology, and near-death experience research.
The author draws on many sources - from writers like Carl Jung, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and others, to scientific findings, personal experiences, and religious concepts - all coordinated to bring together a clear picture of reality as we experience it each day and throughout our lives.
Underlying everything is the perspective which Buddhism brings to our daily lives, and to the most fundamental problem of all - the issue of death.
One reader commented:
"If I were to teach a basic college-level course in religion, philosophy, or metaphysics - call it Spirituality 101 - this book would be required reading. In fact, it would be the first week's assignment. Having read all or parts of nearly a thousand books dealing with spiritual matters, I cannot recall another that so simply and effectively blends the fundamentals of religion and science." - Michael E. Tymn, Journal of Religion and Psychical Research.
The e-book version of Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective is now available online through the Barnes and Noble website at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
James Hilgendorf is the author of seven other books: "The Great New Emerging Civilization";
His website is http://www.jameshilgendorf.org
James Hilgendorf and his wife Elizabeth have been practicing Buddhism for over forty years with the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist lay organization with 12,000,000 members in 192 countries and territories worldwide. He is also the producer of the Tribute Series, a highly-acclaimed series of travel films.