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Bardo


Bardo, the subject of the ‘Journey between Death and Birth’, is a Tibetan word meaning an intermediate state, and particularly refers to the time between death and rebirth. The concept of Bardo was introduced by Shakyamuni Buddha, when he taught the secret mantra, 2500 years ago.

The experiences of birth, ageing, sickness and death are inevitable, and although encountered by all beings are often difficult to accept.  This course is a meeting point between Buddhism and modern Western science that gives the participant a fascinating insight into the philosophy of life & death in Tibetan Buddhism.

Although based in tradition, His Holiness has also considered the relevance for Western students as a practical guide, to help participants prepare for their own rebirth as well as understand the process of death; before, during and after. It can also benefit those wishing to support others through this challenging transition.

The first is the moment of death itself. The consciousness of the newly deceased becomes aware of and accepts the fact that it has recently died, and it reflects upon its past life.

The two days course will include how to prepare for death, the signs that occur at the time of death, the stages of Bardo and how this fits into a continuous cycle of rebirth. These teachings enhance our understanding of how precious our human life is.

Date:  30th June & 1st July 2018

Time:  10:30am -12:30pm break for lunch

            Resumes 2:30pm-4:30pm

Course fee: £90 for per day, Concessions £68 for per day,  payable in advance,

How to book:

By Online booking

By E-mail: london@martsangkagyu.org

Refund and cancellation policy

Full refunds are available for cancellations, providing notice is given at least 14 days prior to course commencement. Unfortunately cancellations requested after this time are not refundable.

 

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