💀 Tukdam: Between Worlds (Rainbow Body)

This feature documentary explores a phenomenon that blurs life and death to an unprecedented degree. In what Tibetan Buddhists call ‘tukdam’, advanced meditators die in a consciously controlled manner. Though dead according to our biomedical standards, they often stay sitting upright in meditation; remarkably, their bodies remain fresh and lifelike, without signs of decay for days, sometimes weeks after clinical death. Following ground-breaking scientific research into tukdam and taking us into intimate death stories of Tibetan meditators, the film juxtaposes scientific and Tibetan perspectives as it tries to unravel the mystery of ‘tukdam’.

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Watched the trailer, looks really good. I read about something similar happeneing to that one monk who was an alcoholic, and married that 16 year old girl, forget his name. I dont know if he died while meditating, but from what I read his body stayed fresh for a while before they cremated him.

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Actually, a very spiritual endeavour. Check out Andrew’s interview with Fr. Francis Tiso about the practice.

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Listened to it last night. Wow that was really good, that is one I will have to go back and relisten to a few more times. Loaded with great information.

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