The Tibetan Book Of The Dead - S1

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The Tibetan Book Of The Dead - S1

Post by slavernicus » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:49 am

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead (1994)

This DVD explores two different deaths occurring in Buddhist families: one death of an ancient man who had a rich, full life and one of a young, successful man struck down in the prime of his life. It gives a great account of how Buddhists deal with grief in these two different situations. It also interviews an ancient Buddhist monk about what he desires for the rest of his life, and an investigation of a young boy who might be the reincarnation of a great spiritual figure, and why people think the boy may be the man.

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 in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly 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 northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices. Shot over a four-month period, the film contains footage of the rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book's meaning and importance.

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. The soul's 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.

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Part 1: 448mb (47:41 )   Part 2: 423mb (45.min)
Video Codec Code ...: DX50/DIVX
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Video Bitrate ......: 1219 KB/s
Resolution .........: 720 x 404
Aspect Ratio .......: 1.78:1
Total Frames .......: 81057 Frames
Framerate ..........: 30 FPS
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Audio Codec Code ...: 85
Audio Codec Name ...: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Audio Bitrate ......: 96 KB/s
Channels ...........: 2 Ch
Sampling Rate ......: 44100 Hz

The.Tibetan.Book.Of.The.Dead.S01E01.A.Way.Of.Life.DivX.avi  [448.80 Mb]
The.Tibetan.Book.Of.The.Dead.S01E02.The.Great.Liberation.DivX.avi  [423.87 Mb]

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