Movies with Meaning: Tibetan Book of the Dead

Saturday, November 14
Time: 6:30 pm
Free, donations accepted

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is a two-part film that explores this sacred text and visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Part 1: A Way of Life, reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in Ladakh, a region in northern India, as well as its newfound acceptance in Western hospices. The film contains footage of the rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with H.H. the Dalai Lama. Part 2: The Great Liberation, follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead.