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The Tibetan book of the dead

Author: Yukari HayashiBarrie Angus McLeanHiroaki MoriAtsunori KawamuraDavid VerrallAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Alive Mind ; New York, NY : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Named Person: Karma-gliṅ-pa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Yukari Hayashi; Barrie Angus McLean; Hiroaki Mori; Atsunori Kawamura; David Verrall; Nobuko Kibe; Shinichi Nakazawa; Leonard Cohen; Toshiyuki Honda; Hideo Saito; Shuji Kawashita; Mitsunori Morimoto; Judith Merritt; Ishu Patel; Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; Mistral Film (Firm); National Film Board of Canada.; Alive Mind Media.; Lorber HT Digital.
ISBN: 0982253605 9780982253601
OCLC Number: 317504390
Notes: Documentary.
Title from title frames.
Originally released in 1994.
Special features: "The trap:" see what happens when Buddhist teachings are applied in a Nova Scotian fishing village, documentary (20 min.).
Credits: Music, Toshiyuki Honda ; camera, Hideo Saito, Shuji Kawashita ; editors, Mitsunori Morimoto, Judith Merritt, David Verrall ; animation, Ishu Patel.
Performer(s): Narrator, Leonard Cohen.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 0, full screen (1.33:1).
Contents: Part 1: A way of life --
Part 2: The great liberation.
Responsibility: NHK of Japan, Mistral Film of France and National Film Board of Canada present ; directors, Yukari Hayashi, Barrie Angus McLean, Hiroaki Mori ; producers, Atsunori Kawamura, Barrie Angus McLean, David Verrall, Naoyuki Kibe ; script, Shinichi Nakazawa.

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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.

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