Bardo of dharmata

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The 'luminous' bardo of dharmata (Skt. dharmatāntarābhava; Wyl. chos nyid 'od gsal gyi bar do) — one of the four or six bardos.

Alternative Translations

  • bardo of reality
  • bardo of ultimate nature

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Dzogchen Ponlop, Mind Beyond Death (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2006), Ch.6 'Egoless Journey: The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata'.
  • His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Pure Appearance—Development and Completion Stages in the Vajrayana Practice (Halifax: Vajravairochana Translation Committee, 2002), pages 45-46. (restricted publication)
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, revised and updated edition (Harper San Francisco, 2002), Ch. Seventeen 'Intrinsic Radiance'.
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Mirror of Mindfulness: The Cycle of the Four Bardos, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boston & Shaftesbury: Shambhala, 1989), Ch.3 'The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata'.
  • Tulku Thondup, Enlightened Journey—Buddhist Practice as Daily Life, edited by Harold Talbott (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1995), pages 62-68.