Jan 6, 2021
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In traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the bardo states, the bardo of this life is the first one mentioned. It’s the one we’re in now, and it’s the best time to train our minds. But in the process of transitions, it’s the part of the process that seems to get the least attention, maybe because we never seem to realize we were in a stable period of life until that ends. So we’ve left it until last on this podcast because often we appreciate this lifetime – or a stable period in it – most fully only after it’s over. We’ve talked and imagined our way through the bardos of death, clear light, and becoming now (see previous episodes if you missed those talks), so hopefully we can appreciate the bardo of this life properly.
This episode mentions a free mini-course I put together with resources on training calm abiding and special insight in meditation. Here’s the link to enroll: https://clairevillarreal.teachable.com/p/essential-tools-for-meditation
Also, the book that’s mentioned in this episode is Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
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