載體形態: 2 videodiscs (ca. 45 min. ea.) :; sd., col. ;; 4 3/4 in; a coproduction of NHK/NHK Creative of Japan, Mistral Film of France and National Film Board of Canada ; for NHK Japan, Special Program Division: script, Shinichi Nakazawa ; directors, Hiroaki Mori, Yukari Hayashi ; producer, Atsunori Kawamura. For Mistral Films France: producer, Naoyuki Kibe. For National Film Board of Canada, Studio A: consultant/narration, Douglas Penick ; director, Barrie Angus McLean ; producers, Barrie Angus McLean, David Verrall. Narrator, Leonard Cohen ; camera, Hideo Saito, Shuji Kawashita ; editors, Masaharu Yoshioka, Judith Merritt, David Verrall ; music, Toshiyuki Honda.
死亡與臨終=Death and Dying; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 喇嘛=Lama; 達賴喇嘛=Dalai Lama
This two-part series explores ancient teachings on death and dying. Part 1 contains footage of the rites and liturgies surrounding and following the death of a Ladaki elder. The Dalai Lama explains his own feelings about death, while other scenes within a palliative care hospice in San Francisco depict the use of the texts to counsel dying patients. In part 2 Pema Choden, an old Buddhist lama, and Tubten, a 13-year-old novice monk, read from the texts of The Tibetan book of the dead as they conduct the 49 days of final rites for a deceased Himalayan villager. An animated sequence illustrates the consciousness after it leaves the body of the deceased.