The Tibetan Book of the Dead Part 2: The Great Liberation

Directed by Barrie McLean

Year: 1994
Running Time: 45
Color Type: Color
Country: Canada
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead Part 2: The Great Liberation

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Leonard Cohen

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Directed by Barrie McLean
Art Director Ishu Patel


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 originating in the spiritual 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.

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