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Letting Grow


In each weekly episode we explore Tibetan teachings on the death and rebirth process and the bardo (in-between) states. As texts like the Tibetan Book of the Dead teach, these states -- this lifetime, death, the clear light of our true nature, and the time before rebirth -- offer our best chance at full awakening because all that's not our true nature is left behind. Through teachings, meditations, and interviews with experts and ordinary folks with their own stories of rebirths in this lifetime, we'll demystify some of the most profound teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. See how your life can transform when you embrace the cycle of rebirth. 

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About the host

Claire Villarreal received her PhD from Rice University’s Department of Religion and has taught academic courses at Rice and UH Clear Lake and led meditation sessions at Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism, the Jung Center, Discovery Green, and various other settings in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.  She was Programs Director at Dawn Mountain from 2015 to 2019 and now adapts traditional Buddhist wisdom for online and in-person spiritual instruction.

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