Saturday, March 17, 2007

Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life is a documentary about the history and current use of this book.

From the description:

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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