Bardo Teachings from The Mirror of Mindfulness (YouTube)

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Journey of the Mind through Life, Death, the Bardo and Rebirth

Thrangu Rinpoche comments on The Mirror of Mindfulness

Because we all know that we will eventually die, there is a great interest in how we can prepare for our death. With over 40 years of teaching Westerners, Thrangu Rinpoche has expanded the teachings on the intermediate state between life and the next life (the bardo) in this video to extensively cover how we can prepare for death in several different meditation practices including Shamatha, Vipashyana, Mahamudra and Dzogchen, and dream yoga and also in our conduct in everyday life.

Then he describes that at the point of death, he describes the signs of death—both external signs, the internal signs experienced by the dying person, and the signs of the subtle body dissolving.

After this dissolution the bardo of reality or dharmata Rinpoche describes how to deal with the seductive and terrifying appearances in this bardo. These appearances based on our previous practice are described in detail and Thrangu Rinpoche explains how we should handle these appearances.

Finally, in the bardo of becoming or rebirth we become desirous of leaving the bardo and to be reborn in another life. Rinpoche then describes how we can chose a fruitful rebirth. These series of 12 talks were given in Crestone, Colorado and were translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. If you weren’t able to attend the teaching in 2004 these professionally produced videos are an excellent way to experience an important Buddhist teaching. For a copy of the root text of this teaching, please go to and click on free materials and select “Natsok Rangdrol Mirror for Mindfulness."

This set of 13 teachings on VIDEO each about an hour long and has Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings in Tibetan, a translator translating and questions and answers from the audiance.

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