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Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos

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A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead.

In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. The profound teachings in this book provide the under- standing and instruction necessary to turn every phase of life into an
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 15th 1998 by Wisdom Publications (first published December 25th 1997)
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Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Some of this book was fascinating, some of it was patronizing and paternalistic. At times it was confusing and a little repetitive. As someone new to Tibetan Buddhism I appreciated the glossary and prayers and very detailed descriptions of what posture and breathing and focus to do for whichever natural liberation you are working on.
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Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Read this book very slowly. Then read it again. An essential, profound compendium of practices, insights, explanations, and support for many, many, points along the path. There have been few books that I personally would say are so rich and informative one must read them repeatedly and keep by the cushion-side. Aho. Samaya. OM.
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According to tradition, Padmasambhava was incarnated as an eight-year-old child appearing in a lotus blossom floating in Lake Dhanakosha, in the kingdom of Uddiyana, traditionally identified with the Swat Valley in present-day Pakistan. His special nature was recognized by the local king who married him to one of his daughters, Mandarava. She and Padmasambhava's other main consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, ...more