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Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos (Dharma Ocean)

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The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passio ...more
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Published September 28th 2010 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published September 8th 1992)
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Jonathan Apps
Interesting but heavy going - I still don't get what he's saying the bardos are other than the usual interpretation as states between lives. Also I don't get why he claims each of the six bardos is "associated" with one of the six realms. Why is it associated? And that implies someone is doing the association. Who exactly? Him?

I don't doubt the authenticity of his experience but I find his writing hard to understand. Something to do with his style. Perhaps he was pissed. It happened often enough
Interesting expansion of the idea of the bardos
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Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཆོས་ རྒྱམ་ དྲུང་པ་ Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa; also known as Dorje Dradul of Mukpo, Surmang Trungpa, after his monastery, or Chökyi Gyatso, of which Chögyam is an abbreviation) was a Buddhist meditation master, scholar, teacher, poet, and artist. He was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus of the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was al ...more
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