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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sam Berkholz's new book from Shambhala Publications


A Guided Tour of Hell
A Graphic Memoir
by Samuel Bercholz (Shambhala link),
Pema Namdol Thaye

Sam Bercholz cuke page

Sam on this book: The writing of this memoir has been a humbling pilgrimage. In the end, this book is not so much a literary work as a record of my journey and what can possibly be learned from it. I do not claim to present a textbook portrayal of the Buddhist underworld, nor do I seek to convince you that the afterlife exists. And my story is certainly not meant to frighten anyone, though people may be startled by it. It is simply my hope that any insights contained in this book and its extraordinary artworks will help those who are experiencing hell on earth—and hell in their own minds—to find relief and liberation.


Shambhala statement: It is our distinct pleasure to announce the publication of A Guided Tour of Hell, the daring, bold, graphic, and thrilling personal account of Shambhala Publications’ founder and former publisher, Sam Bercholz. A Guided Tour of Hell details, through stunning artwork by master Tibetan artist Pema Namdol Thaye and remarkable storytelling, Sam’s descent into the underworld following heart surgery. There, Sam is surprised to find himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain insight into human suffering.