Leonard Cohen narrates a film on The Tibetan Book of the Dead,
featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1994)
5 part video series, an hour in total.
According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or Bardo Thodol, “organizes the experiences of the between—(Tibetan, bar-do) usually referring to the state between death and rebirth.”
Eastern mysticism meets Western artist, in the video above. It features the Dalai Lama with poet and troubadour Leonard Cohen narrating a two-part documentary series from 1994 that explores the ancient Tibetan teachings on death and dying.
– do read more of the intro at Open Culture
- The Poetry of Leonard Cohen Illustrated by Two Short Films (openculture.com)