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Dear Friends of the Ripa International Sangha,

The Bardo is known to the world through the text of the “Bardo Thödol”, which means “Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State”. The original text is traced back to the 8th century. The text, which is considered to be one of Guru Padmasambhava’s terma, or treasure teachings, helps us to reach the most profound and comprehensive understanding of life as well as that of death. In addition, it reveals the path to liberate and transcend both life and death.

In order to preserve, maintain, and promote the Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings, Guru Padmasambhava hid many secret Dharma treasures in many remote and unknown locations throughout the regions of Tibet, and those treasures are then discovered at the appropriate times by the Tertons through secret signs. Bardo Thödol is one of those secret treasures. Although the text was taught by Guru Padmasambhava and written down by his disciple Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal in the 8th century, the secret treasure was hidden and it was not until the 14th century that the famous Terton Karma Lingpa discovered it on a sacred mountain in the Himalayas when he was only 15 years old.

It is essential to learn and to realize the teachings on the Bardo. The Bardo is a real process which includes samsara and nirvana, suffering and enlightenment. Therefore, the Bardo teachings are considered as the key to open up the secret art of both living and dying. This public teaching is being given by H.E. Dungsey Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche.

Teaching Program of Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche :

Schedule for September 4th (Bardo Thödol) & 5th (Dewachen – The Pureland of Amitabha Buddha), 2021 –

Session 1: 14:00 PM – 16:30 PM (Nepal Time) /10:15 – 12:45 (Swiss Time)

Session 2: 19:00 PM – 21:30 PM (Nepal Time) /15:15 – 17:45 (Swiss Time)


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Ripa International and Ripa Ladrang Foundation