Tag Archives: Bardo

A Trip Through the Bardo?

This current newsworthy article parallels my recent blog post (Our Lady of the Void) in nice synchronistic fashion: Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn: Bardo 3, Vairocana

The Transformational Mandala of the Five Tathagatas or Dhyani Buddhas is a wonderful expedient vehicle in which to partake, embody and actualize the Higher Wisdom Sambhokayic Planes contained therein. If one diligently meditates with these Dharmadhatu Wisdom-Bodies then the influence … Continue reading

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The Primordial Dragon: Bardo 3, Amoghasiddhi

Heralding from the Northern Hemisphere of the Transformational Mandala of the Five Tathagatas, Buddha Amoghasiddhi looms large in his Emerald-Green Buddha-field as he grasps his mighty Double-Vajra. Akshobhya’s own Sacred Vajra easily and readily sliced-through all relative-alayic-phenomena as no-thing in … Continue reading

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The Land of the Setting Sun: Bardo 3, Amitabha

Of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, the one that stands out prominently in terms of popular-following and devotion is Amitabha Buddha. Tradition asserts that Bodhisattva Dharmakara proclaimed that when he attained Buddhahood (Amida Buddha), that anyone who should call upon his … Continue reading

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High Noon: Bardo 3, Ratnasambhava

It’s been said that “High Noon”, or mid-day, highlights the Mark of Equanimity. There are no shadows. Everything is emblazoned with the same homogeneous-light. As the good book says, “His Sun shineth on both good and bad alike.” Such is … Continue reading

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Like a Diamond in the Sky: Bardo 3, Akshobhya

Imagine for a moment that we’ve jumped-ahead to the later Bardo experiences; this is the end of life, the signs of imminent death are creeping all around us. Our bodily shell (rupakaya) is deteriorating fast—that’s the sign-post up ahead…the Bardo … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect: Bardo 2, Part 1

One of the better known anecdotes is Zhuangzi and the Butterfly. The great Daoist Zhuangzi one day awoke from sleep after dreaming that he was a butterfly. Later on, though, he was deeply absorbed and troubled with the thought, “Hmmm, … Continue reading

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Primordial Qigong in Light of the Unborn: Bardo 1, Part 6

The body and its consciousness is a vehicle (awareness mechanism) wherein [in Bardo Realm One] the awareness principle slowly comes to self-realization—like a pearl of great price embedded in its shell beneath the heavy-pressurized environment-matrix of the oceanic depths of … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go Where No Priest Has Gone Before: Bardo 1, Part 1

Bardo One (Birth, Life & Death): Part 1 Opening Homage: It is customary to begin such a work with a salutation in high honor with what is commonly known as the Trikaya, or the three bodies of the Buddha. Traditionally … Continue reading

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