#4 Entering the Bardo

By Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche


Today on the podcast a profound yet light and sometimes funny conversation with Tibetan meditation master and teacher Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. This conversation is from SAND's Dying and Living online summit.

In the conversation, Tenzin and SAND's founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo delve into such topics as

  • Fear of Death in our Western Culture
  • Death as a teacher of being in control
  • The Bön and Vajrayana schools of Buddhism
  • The concept of detachment and not-self
  • The Bardo in death, but also in sleep.
  • Dream Yoga.
  • Dying and living consciously
  • What is Rebirth

Grief, Parenting, and the wisdom of Dzogchen and the Sutras.

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International. He is a respected and beloved teacher and meditation master in the Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. He has students in more than 25 countries, teaches around the world, and reaches thousands of students through his online programs.

Trained as a Bön monk, Rinpoche now lives as a householder, allowing him to more fully relate to the needs and concerns of his students. Known for the depth of his wisdom and his unshakeable commitment to helping students recognize their true nature, he is the author of many books and online courses.


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