Tibetan Book of The Dead is a classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism–traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation–death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind.
This Documentary 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.The souls 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.
[quote]This brilliant documentary will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life. [quote]
The state of our minds in life affects the nature and quality of our experiences in death and our true essence has never been born and can never die. Accessible and authentic as always Buddhas teaching of ‘impermanence’ : that all things arise and fade away – that all things are temporary in nature. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.