Bardo in Tibetan means “intermediate state” and describes any temporary state of existence – such as dreams, meditation, life, and death. Usually the term is used for the special phase between death and rebirth. The various states of the Bardo have different names and descriptions. At the same time, however, essential aspects in common include separation, transition, awareness, and a new beginning. In Bardo, we are particularly sensitive and receptive to our environment. To discover the Bardo states in life and to develop an awareness of them is of great importance. With the resulting knowledge of impermanence, we can give a new value to life and ourselves and help others on the way to the Bardo of the dying process. In all traditional texts of the original Tibetan Yungdrung Bon tradition, various forms of Bardo appear. Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche will explain important philosophical aspects of the Bardo as described by authentic texts and show us how we can integrate the practice and awareness of Bardo in our lives.
Teaching by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung
Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche is the abbot of the monastery Bon Triten Norbutse in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was born in a Tibetan family in Dhorpatan, a remote area in the west of Nepal. At the age of eleven he joined the monks of the local monastery. He studied the philosophical system of Yungdrung Bon for 13 years, including the teachings and practice of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchenthe, general Tibetan sciences,Tibetan grammar, poetry, divination and traditional medicine. HH 33. Menri Trizin Lungtok Tenpa Nyima Rinpoche and HE Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche appointed him in 2001 to Khenpo (abbot) of the monastery. In addition to his activities in the monastery Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung for many years regularly traveled to many different countries to support its students in their practice.