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Laurie Anderson takes on the Buddhist View of Death and Bardo in New Film

Laurie Anderson and her deceased husband, Lou Reed, were both students of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Yongey Mingur Rinpoche.  IDP Blog Writer, Nancy Thompson wrote a wonderful post here, describing how they used their Buddhist practice to prepare for Lou's death, and how their practice enabled them to love and support each other through his illness.  

Two years later, Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, opens on October 21st, which examines her experience of losing her husband and her mother in a short period of time.  It includes a contemplation of Buddhist teachings on death, in particular the concept of the bardo (time between death and rebirth) and The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Heart of a Dog is playing in NYC at Film Forum, and Laurie Anderson will be present for Q&A at the showtimes below.   http://filmforum.org/film/heart-of-a-dog-film

Wednesday, October 21, 7:50 show
Friday Oct. 23, 7:50 show, with producer Dan Janvey
Saturday Oct. 24, 7:50 show
Sunday Oct. 25, 5:10 show
 
 
 
 
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