Death & the Art of Dying: The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata

with Andrew Holecek

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

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  • $200 Program Price
  • $250 Patron Price
  • $175 Reduced Price

If we are prepared, death is the crowning moment of life — our greatest opportunity for enlightenment. The karma that brought us into this life is exhausted, and the bad habits that will propel us into our next one have not yet formed. This gap (bardo) provides a golden opportunity for rapid spiritual progress.

The bardo of dharmata is where the famous peaceful and wrathful deities make their appearance, which are nothing more than archetypal aspects of our own mind. “Dharmata” means “suchness, reality,” and refers to the enlightened state. All of manifest reality arises out of this bardo, and returns to it. It is the womb and tomb of existence. If we are not prepared, the luminosity is blinding, and we black out because of the intensity of the light.

This weekend explores the energies of this bardo, showing how they also manifest with each thought and emotion. We will learn how to glimpse this bardo every night when we fall into dreamless sleep, and between each and every thought.

Because of the subtle nature of this bardo, this weekend is more advanced. Some familiarity with the bardo teachings is recommended.

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