BARDO is designed to incorporate a lifetime of spiritual practice into the moments of transition we call "death". It helps the dying person to chart a path through the dissolution of consciousness as it is experienced after the physical death.
The Bardo reminds the dying person (or the meditator) to constantly recognize that all phenomena are projections of one´s own mind. In this way it attempts to liberate the listener from clinging to old desires and beliefs of separation, which cause fear and self-protection.
About BARDO : "You are laying the foundation for a new life, which will be a totally different life. It will be your last life,because anyone who is dying consciously, who uses the gap to have a taste of absolute purity, enters into the womb alert, is born alert. His enlightenment is guaranteed by nature; he has the seed, the foundation.
Tibet is no more the old Tibet, but we can create the situation, the psychology, where Bardo -
more evolved- can help people. It is a beautiful process.
Just as Japan has brought Zen from buddhist sources of meditation, Tibet has brought from the same buddhist sorces of meditation BARDO. These are their immortal contributions. When nuclear weapons are forgotten, still these discoveries will have the same significance."
This edition is special in that it translates the ancient reading of the Bardo into a language that can be understood by the contemporary man.
This edition offers a holistic, almost scientific understanding about the neuro-physiological processes in the dying process, the spiritual dimensions of dying, and of the preparation for a conscious death, free from fear and suffering.
Bardo makes us aware of the urgency of a conscious life, a life of compassion and respect for all life forms. It reminds us of our responsibility to use this consciousness to transform ourselves and our being here in the world for the best of all living beings.
The preparation for the transition of a conscious death happens in life through deep levels of meditation, through authentic love and compassion, a life of sharing and receiving. A life which reaches towards the highest peak of human consciousness. The realization of Enlightenment can happen at any moment, and the moment of a conscious death is a most potential moment to realize our oneness with all of existence. BARDO is a preparation for this moment and the beginning of the soul´s transition from one life in form into another.
BARDO - Awakening from the Dream has been published in english, german, italian, french, korean, czech, and japanese.
Available through the institute.
Set of 4 CDs | 180 min with explanation booklet
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Stereo-Dolby Text and voice: Veetman Music : Chinmaya
These recordings can be used as a meditation with full awareness, as a preparation for and a guidance through the dissolution of the identification with body and ego-personality after the physical death has occured.
Listening to these CDs, you will be in an altered state of consciousness. In this receptive state, your memory system in the subtle body will store the process so that you are able to remember it after your physical death, when body, mind and personality are disintegrating , and the components of your consciousness dissolve into the elements. The witness of a meditator will be present through the transits of BARDO, the choosing of the next lifetime, the womb experience and the birth experience.
The BARDO meditation "AWAKENING FROM THE DREAM" is designed to incorporate a lifetime of spiritual practise into the moments of transition we call death. It helps us to chart a path through the states of consciousness as they are experienced after death.
Our intention in creating this meditation is to evoke courage, resolution, understanding of our transition in dying, and in this way a conscious , graceful death.
It is also an opportunity for the listener , wherever he/she may be on the continuum of life, to relax and feel supported in understanding that being alive is a precious gift that provides the unique choice of preparing for a conscious death, by living a conscious life, and the possibility that our transition can really become the peak of a lifetime, the conscious "returning home" to our real nature, our essence, which has never been separate from the whole.
The text reminds the listener to constantly recognize that all phenomena are projections of one´s own mind. In this way it attempts to liberate the listener from clinging to old desires and beliefs of separation, which cause fear and self-protection. This encourages the meditator to merge into their original nature.
BARDO is a process of soft hypnosis, guiding the listener into an altered state of consciousness, and onward through the transitional stages of BARDO.
Explanation | People in Tibet do an experiment called Bardo.
It is a very valuable experiment, carried out only at the time of death. When someone is about to die, people who know gather around him and make him do the Bardo. But only the person who has meditated in his life can be made to go through Bardo- not otherwise. In the experiment of Bardo, as soon as the person dies, instructions are given from the outside that he should remain fully awake. He is told to keep watching whatever follows next, because in that state, many times things happen which the dying person can never understand. New phenomena are not so easy to follow right away.
He is told to keep watching whatever follows next, because in that state, many times things happen which the dying person can never understand. New phenomena are not so easy to follow right away
If a person can stay conscious after death, for a while he will not know that he is dead. When people carry his dead body and start brning it at the cremation ground,only then will he come to know for certain that he is dead- because nothing actually dies inside, just a distance is created. In life, this distance has never been experienced before. The experience is so novel it cannot be grasped through conventional definition.
The person merely feels that something has separated. But something has died, and that he only understands when people all around him start weeping and crying, falling over his body in grief, getting ready to carry the body away for cremation.