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Bodhi Oak Zen Movie Night
October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10.00
Just in time for The Day of The Dead, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Halloween, and Seijiki!
This month’s Zen Movie Night will be on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 PM. The movie is “The Tibetan Book of the Dead, A Way of Life and The Great Liberation”.
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.
Narrated by Leonard Cohen. 90 minutes.