The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

DVD - 2009
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An ancient source of strength and guidance. Remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas. Reveals the history and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices. Follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife. The soul's 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals.
Publisher: [United States] : Alive Mind ; New York, NY : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital, [2009]
ISBN: 9780982253601
0982253605
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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NeoNoir
Jan 08, 2020

(*FYI*) - This 90-minute "Tibetan Book of the Dead" presentation was originally aired for television viewing back in 1994.

Filmed primarily in the rugged terrain of the Himalayan mountain region of Tibet - This documentary makes a decidedly feeble attempt at examining the Book of the Dead's overall meaning and its apparent importance.

IMO - I can't believe that these Tibetan people (who humbled themselves to the extreme) were actually willing to live such miserable existences for the sake of religious belief.

I mean - They certainly didn't convince me that they were in any way more spiritually enlightened than was anyone else...... (Sheesh! Spare me!)

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