Sunday, January 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen Narrates Tibetan Book of the Dead

Here, Canadian poet and musician, Leonard Cohen, reads part of the Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1994. The Tibetan Book of the Dead,  according to the Buddhist scholar, Robert Thurman,“organizes the experiences of the between—(Tibetan, bar-do) usually referring to the state between death and rebirth.”

Open Culture has a great review of  Cohen's 1994 two part documentary that explores Tibetan teachings about death and dying.

Here's a link to the second part of the two part documentary called "The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation."  And here is a History Channel documentary about the Book of the Dead

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Leonard Cohen Recites the Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is probably one of most well-known Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West. It describes the stages of death from...