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The Resource A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye

A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye

Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir
Title
A guided tour of hell
Title remainder
a graphic memoir
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Take a trip through the realms of hell with a man whose temporary visitor?s pass gave him a horrifying?and enlightening?preview of its torments. This true account of Sam Bercholz?s near-death experience has more in common with Dante?s Inferno than it does with any of the popular feel-good stories of what happens when we die. In the aftermath of heart surgery, Sam, a longtime Buddhist practitioner and teacher, is surprised to find himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain insight into human suffering. Under the guidance of a luminous being, Sam?s encounters with a series of hell-beings trapped in repetitious rounds of misery and delusion reveal to him how an individual?s own habits of fiery hatred and icy disdain, of grasping desire and nihilistic ennui, are the source of horrific agonies that pound consciousness for seemingly endless cycles of time. Comforted by the compassion of a winged goddess and sustained by the kindness of his Buddhist teachers, Sam eventually emerges from his ordeal with renewed faith that even the worst hell contains the seed of wakefulness. His story is offered, along with the modernist illustrations of a master of Tibetan sacred arts, in order to share what can be learned about awakening from our own self-created hells and helping others to find relief and liberation from theirs." -- dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
294.3/423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ4525
LC item number
.B47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Entering the stream : The taste of truth ; Passage to India ; Under the Bodhi Tree ; My life force departs ; Circle of pain -- My pilgrimage to hell : The descent ; Borderland ; Claustrophobia of the hot hells ; The tunnel of suicides: Omar ; Sewer of the evil immortals: Mbaya Moja ; Mass murderer: Yao Moguai ; Doppelgänger: Pak Minsu ; The raging giant: Momo Drollo ; Transition: Janna Sophia ; The trap: Jacques Nil ; A fallen god: Surya ; Desolation of the cold hells: Mikyo Suzuki ; The doomsday machine: Afanas Popov ; Boxing match of pain: Parker Lancet ; Mirage at the periphery: Serena Tristes ; Yearning: Luigi Giacomo ; Rebirth and redemption -- Return to the human realm : Leaning into pain ; Wrathful wisdom ; The truth of impermanence -- The wheel of life--and beyond : Samsara: a continuous flow ; Karma: creating our own heaven or hell ; Wrong views and extremism ; The six realms: Realm of the Gods; Realm of the Jealous Gods; Human Realm; Animal Realm; Realm of the Hungry Ghosts; Hell Realm
Control code
ocn948360471
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611801422
Lccn
2016011151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Entering the stream : The taste of truth ; Passage to India ; Under the Bodhi Tree ; My life force departs ; Circle of pain -- My pilgrimage to hell : The descent ; Borderland ; Claustrophobia of the hot hells ; The tunnel of suicides: Omar ; Sewer of the evil immortals: Mbaya Moja ; Mass murderer: Yao Moguai ; Doppelgänger: Pak Minsu ; The raging giant: Momo Drollo ; Transition: Janna Sophia ; The trap: Jacques Nil ; A fallen god: Surya ; Desolation of the cold hells: Mikyo Suzuki ; The doomsday machine: Afanas Popov ; Boxing match of pain: Parker Lancet ; Mirage at the periphery: Serena Tristes ; Yearning: Luigi Giacomo ; Rebirth and redemption -- Return to the human realm : Leaning into pain ; Wrathful wisdom ; The truth of impermanence -- The wheel of life--and beyond : Samsara: a continuous flow ; Karma: creating our own heaven or hell ; Wrong views and extremism ; The six realms: Realm of the Gods; Realm of the Jealous Gods; Human Realm; Animal Realm; Realm of the Hungry Ghosts; Hell Realm
Control code
ocn948360471
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611801422
Lccn
2016011151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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