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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Andy said on 2017-07-21:
documentary about Buddhist death rituals in Ladukh... NARRATED BY LEONARD COHEN

Director: Barrie McLean, Yukari Hayashi, Hiroaki Mori Writer:
Run time: 46 minutes Release date: 1994-06-04
Floor location: Documentary Format: DVD
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Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this two-part series explores ancient teachings on death and dying and boldly visualises the afterlife according to Tibetan philosophy. Tibetan Buddhists believe that after a person dies, they enter a state of "bardo" for 49 days until a rebirth. Program 1, The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life documents the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, tracing the book's acceptance and use in Europe and North America. Program 2, The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation observes an old Buddhist lama and a 13-year-old novice monk as they guide a deceased person into the afterlife.