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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

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4.4 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Part 1: A Way of Life reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices. Shot over a four-month period, the film contains footage of the rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book's meaning and importance. Part 2: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul's 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.


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  • Actors: Leonard Cohen, Pema Ozokten, Tsering Sonam, Tobten Tsering, The Dalai Lama
  • Directors: Barrie McLean
  • Writers: Shinichi Nakazawa
  • Producers: Barrie McLean, David Verrall
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Wellspring Media
  • DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000YTOZS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,513 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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