Best bet: “Luminous Emptiness”

Naropa University is exploring the Tibetan Book of the Dead with a performance of “Luminous Emptiness,” described as “a beautiful Butoh-styled interpretation of the bardo journey.” The project began with the directive from the late Naropa founder, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, to create a “Book of the Dead” stage or film adaptation. “He wanted to explore new ways to share the essence of this sacred text with the modern western world,” said writer Douglas Penick. “The bardo journey is filled with extraordinary sights and sounds and is the key to how to live our lives fully every day, every moment.” 8 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 15) and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. $5-$15. 303-245-4798 or