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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life

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This two-part series explores ancient teachings on death and dying. It was filmed over a four-month period on location in the Himalayas where the original text still yields an essential influence over people's views of life and death. A Way of Life contains footage of the rites and liturgies surrounding and following the death of a Ladakhi elder. The Dalai Lama explains his own feelings about death, while other scenes within a palliative care hospice in San Francisco depicts the use of the texts to counsel dying AIDS patients. This film, by revealing ancient teachings on how to think about death and dying, can be a valuable source of counsel and comfort.

1994, 45 min 35 s

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Prix spécial de mérite
Congrès international sur les soins aux malades en phase terminale
Du 17 au 21 septembre 1994, Montréal - Canada

Mention spéciale
Filmfest Medianet Award
Du 27 mai au 30 juin 1994, Munich - Allemagne

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