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      Transitional States: Reflecting on the Six Bardos in Newmarket


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      February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020

      Friday   7:00 PM - Saturday 2:00 PM (daily until February 9, 2020)

      14 Heartwood Circle
      Newmarket, New Hampshire 03857

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      Transitional States: Reflecting on the Six Bardos

      It is natural for us to be curious about the process of dying, and to wonder what happens during and after death. In Buddhism, there are many different meditations, rituals and customs around death. One of the best known texts regarding the subject is attributed to Padmasambhava and written down by his primary disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal. Entitled Bardo Thodol, and translated as The Great Liberation Through Hearing (or more popularly as the Tibetan Book of the Dead), this text is considered a crucial Tibetan Buddhist scripture for the dying and recently deceased. It is also a most excellent guide for our journey through life - especially how we may live life more meaningfully and how we may follow the path to Enlightenment more deeply.
      A Bardo is a space between, a transitional state, where one way of being has ended and the next one has not yet arisen. In these spaces there is tremendous potential for something significant and meaningful to arise. On this retreat we will explore these Bardos - namely that of the Bardo of Life (Birth), Dreams, Meditation, Moment Before Death, Death (Dharmata) and Becoming - by creating visual representations of each through using our imagination and the creative arts. The art workshops will be punctuated by the reading out of Buddhist teachings and poetry that draw out the subtlety and beauty of each of the Bardos. Meditation and ritual will frame the program to create a rich and supportive atmosphere of exploration.
      This retreat is suitable for anyone with a basic meditation practice. No experience with creative arts is required. Art supplies will be provided, although if there are particular items you would like to bring, please feel free to do so. Lodging and vegetarian meals are included in the fee.

      Cost: Sliding Scale 1: USD 305.0, Sliding Scale 2: USD 230.0, Sliding Scale 3: USD 155.0

      Categories: Religion & Spirituality

      This event repeats daily until February 9, 2020:

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