Bardo of this life

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The 'natural' bardo of this life (Skt. jatyantarābhava; Tib. རང་བཞིན་སྐྱེ་བའི་བར་དོ་, rangshyin kyewé bardo, Wyl. rang bzhin skye ba'i bar do) — the first of the four or six bardos. The bardo of meditation and the bardo of dreaming (which make up the six bardos) are part of the natural bardo of this life.

Alternative Translations

  • bardo of life

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Dzogchen Ponlop, Mind Beyond Death (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2006), Ch. 2 'Pure Delusion: The Natural Bardo of This Life'.
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, revised and updated edition (Harper San Francisco, 2002), Ch. Eight 'This Life: The Natural Bardo'.
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Mirror of Mindfulness: The Cycle of the Four Bardos, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boston & Shaftesbury: Shambhala, 1989), Ch.1 'The Natural Bardo of This Life'.
  • Tulku Thondup, Enlightened Journey—Buddhist Practice as Daily Life, edited by Harold Talbott (Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1995), pages 53-55.