Teaching by Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, August 23
Time: 1:00 pm, Pacific Time
There is no class fee, but donations are accepted
Meeting ID: 979 9508 6871
The term Bardo is a compound word, made up of the two Tibetan words “bar” and “do”. Bar means “in between” and Do means “suspended,” or “thrown.” Together, they have the meaning “transition,” as in a transition between two states. The period between our apparent birth and death is a Bardo, the natural Bardo of this life. The period in between the apparent cessation of our breath in this body and rebirth in new body is also a Bardo, the painful Bardo of dying. There are Six Bardo states in all. The Bardo of our apparent death can be an extremely disorienting and uncomfortable, even painful, experience. The negative feelings that we manifest in this Bardo state, due to lingering attachments, are responsible for all lower rebirths. Ven. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will explain to us the Six Bardos, and teach us daily practices connected with each, along with detailed instructions to prepare for the painful Bardo of dying, in order to maximize the chances of a positive rebirth.