BARDO – The Tibetan Book of the Dead on film
A Way of Life | The Great Liberation
2 films in english language on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, BARDO ,
tibetan culture and spirituality, on DVD.
Narration by Singer and Poet Leonard Cohen.
Part 1|A Way of Life 46 min.
This film presents an unflinching view of the role of the Tibetan Book of the Dead among the Tibetan Buddhist communities in Ladakh, near the tibetan border.
The film documents the 49 days death ritual with readings from the BARDO.
Included is the history of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and coverage of its contemporary use is the Living-Dying Project of Ram Dass in San Francisco.
Featured also is an interview with the Dalai Lama who speaks of his own views
of Life and Death.
Part 2|The Great Liberation. Life after Death 46 min.
This is a powerful film on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The Great Liberation follows a Tibetan Monk and his disciple as they guide the soul of a recently deceased man on the greatest journey of all. Filmed against the Himalayan landscape of Ladakh, the film tells the story by combining authentic Tibetan life and ritual with artful imaginative animation.
Based on actual descriptions of near death experiences, the film describes all the transitions between death and rebirth that the soul experiences, the barriers and the possibilities of Awakening from the Dream of Life and Death during the journey. Death is viewed as the great liberation from the suffering of an unconscious life.
These films carry a beautiful message about life and death, consciousness and authentic spirituality with depth, humor and understanding