Acharya Nyima Tsering presents the documentary film --
'The Tibetan Book Of The Dead'

'The Tibetan Book Of The Dead' Part I documents the history of the 'Book of the Dead' and explores its traditional application in Ladakh, Northern India as well as its use in hospices in Europe and North America. Filmed on the location over a four month period, the film uses the remarkable footage of the rites and liturgies performed for a recently deceased Ladhaki elder. It includes an interview with His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama, who shares his own views on the book's meaning and importance.

'The Tibetan Book Of The Dead' Part II presents a vividly detailed account of the contents of the 'Book of the Dead' and of the traditional Buddhist teachings on compassion and the search of truth which are its foundations. The film observes an elderly priest and his student as they guide the soul of a recently deceased man into after-life. The soul's progress is envisioned through the sequence of traditional rituals, interwoven with imaginative animation by Academy Award nominated animator, Ishu Patel.

A still from the film

'The Tibetan Book Of The Dead' was screened at the YB Chavan Centre, Bombay on March 14, 2000 and was presented by Acharya Nyima Tsering

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