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The Tibetan Book of the Dead (1994)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Wellspring
Genre: Documentary, Religion
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
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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.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Documentary w/docu-drama by SHarvey April 6, 2005 - 11:54 AM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
For those interested in knowing the Tibetan Buddhist view of the death process, this is an accurate representation (per my experience with the Gelug Tibetan tradition; I am a Buddhist of western descent.)

The DVD features a documentary of the events following a man's death and a docu-drama which uses illustrations to explain the stages (a friend viewing it with me found the effects somewhat cheesy; I thought they were fine.)

For a more objective view, stick to the documentary. If you have an interest in the religious details, the docudrama provides a solid explanation.

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(Average 7.18)
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