A Way of Life: The Great Liberation. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife. Directed by Hiroaki Mori, Yukari Hayashi, and Barrie McLean.
Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas.
Part I: A Way of Life reveals the history of this text, and examines its traditional use in northern India. Shot over a four-month period, the film includes an interview with H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Part II: The Great Liberation showcases actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist death rituals, interwoven with afterlife animation by Ishu Patel.