HeartDrops of KuntuZangpo, Part IV: Bardo: With Chaphur Rinpoche
This weekend will focus on discovering of the Bardo from Shardza’s Heart Drops of KuntuZangpo.
Our lives are filled with beginnings and endings – as each moment passes, a new one appears to take its place. Nothing stands still. What happens during the process of change is a state called “the transitional phase”, which in Tibetan is called the “Bardo”. It is the actual moment of change occurring at the end of one phase and the beginning of the next—it is a condition of great power and potential within which anything could happen—it is a moment of great opportunity for those who perceive it.
The Bardo generally refers to the time in-between the separation of our mind or consciousness from our present physical body, to the time the consciousness enters the mother’s womb for re-birth.
All Tibetan traditions teach:
(1) that there are three main Bardo states;
(2) that all sentient beings will experience the Bardo; and finally,
(3) that the different Bardo states will arise consecutively.
An experienced practitioner who has prepared and has some knowledge or skills will be able to recognize the Bardo states and, depending on individual capacity and experience, it is possible to reach enlightenment or the complete realization of mind, in the first, second or the third Bardo.
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