Bluebird publisher Carole Tonkinson has acquired a “timely, personal account” of a near-death experience by Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche at auction.
Tonkinson bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Wandering: A Journey Through Life and Death from agent Emma Sweeney.
Rinpoche, described as a “rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters”, aims to show “how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living” with the book. His previous title, The Joy of Living, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 20 languages.
Wandering will be co-authored by Helen Tworkov, who is the founder of Tricyle: The Buddhist Review, the most popular Buddhist magazine in the world.
Tonkinson said: “Mingyur Rinpoche is one of the leading spiritual lights of our time and I can think of no more informed and eloquent guide to help us navigate our attitudes towards death.”