The 11th Annual Treasury of Knowledge Retreat
In it's deepest meaning, bardo refers to the experience of the awakened nature of mind in every present moment. In order to realize that awakened state, the extensive teachings on bardo present the six bardos of living, dreaming, meditation, dying, dharmata and becoming. These six encompass all conscious experience. In these talks, Rinpoche teaches the profound practices for realizing our nature of mind that are most appropriate for each bardo. In this extensive yet lively teaching, Rinpoche provides commentary on the bardo teachings of Padmasambhava using a text by the great terton, Karma Lingpa. Rinpoche supplements this with additional commentary on the bardo and powa yogas of the Six Yogas of Naropa section of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye's Treasury of Knowledge.
Bardo Teachings, Ponlop Rinpoche, Vajra Echoes, 7 DVD, 24 hrs., $105.00
The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Fluent in English and well-versed in Western culture, Rinpooche has worked to develop and adapt traditional Tibetan education curriculums for Western audiences. Nitartha Institute (www.nitharthainstitute.org), where Rinpoche is the main teacher, provides a focused Buddhist studies program. Rinpoche is a visiting professor of buddhist philosopy at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. In 1997, Rinpoche founded Nalanabodhi to preserve the genuine lineage of the Nyingma and Kagyu Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. There are Nalandabodhi centers in North America and Europe, and curriculum materials are available to people worldwide.