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Mindrolling – Raghu Markus – Ep. 465 – Bardos, Religion, & Letting Go together with Ann Tashi Slater – Be Right here Now Community 2022

Author, speaker, and traveler, Ann Tashi Slater, returns with Raghu to speak the bardos, the Tibetan Guide of the Lifeless, belief, journey, NDE’s, letting go, Padmasambhava, and religion. 

Ann Tashi Slater is a author, speaker and traveler, born on a summer season night in Andalusia to an American father and a Tibetan mom. Ann lived in Spain for 2 years, Darjeeling and Kathmandu for a yr, after which moved to the States. Her fiction, essays, and interviews have been printed by The New Yorker, The Paris Evaluate, The New York Occasions, The Washington Publish, Catapult, Guernica, Tin Home, AGNI, Granta, Kyoto Journal, and the HuffPost, amongst others, and he or she is a contributing a contributing editor at Tricycle. Her writing additionally seems in Ladies in Garments (Riverhead) and American Dragons (HarperCollins); a translation of fiction by Reinaldo Arenas was printed in Previous Rosa (Grove). She speaks and teaches workshops all through the world. Extra information at

From the Grateful Lifeless to the Tibetan Guide of the Lifeless 

Welcoming returning visitor, speaker, author, and traveler, Ann Tashi Slater, again to Mindrolling, Raghu invitations her to refresh the viewers on her distinctive background and upbringing which helped steep her into the religious existence she lives now. Via this lens, they discover Tibetan Buddhism, demise, and the bardo states. From right here, Ann shares how she went from the Grateful Lifeless to the Tibetan Guide of the Lifeless, relaying what she realized from her travels via India and Tibet.

“Bardo is between state, some type of liminal state. In Tibetan Buddhism, when somebody dies, the journey they take to rebirth is a bardo as a result of it’s a between state, between demise and rebirth. Additionally, between beginning and demise is taken into account bardo, and between sleeping and waking; additionally states of suspension.” – Ann Tashi Slater

“In the end, each second, second to second, is a bardo change, as a result of all the pieces that we expertise as ‘actuality’ modifications from second to second. It’s extraordinary.” – Raghu Markus  

Raghu & David Silver discover how we stay & how we die, on Ep. 464 of Mindrolling
Belief & Journey // The Bardo States & Letting Go (13:13)

The 2 discover how belief performs such an enormous position in religious journey. Raghu remembers how his belief for the essence that was coming via Ram Dass helped catalyze his first journey to India to have the darshan of Maharaj-ji. From right here, they talk about worry, clinging, and acceptance; earlier than diving into obstacles we could meet within the bardos, and the way the Tibetan Guide of the Lifeless could assist us to let go.

“The ‘Tibetan Guide of the Lifeless’ is for the useless and the residing.” – Ann Tashi Slater

Ann & Raghu discuss the Tibetan bardos & the knowledge of the useless, on Ep. 399 of Mindrolling
Trungpa & Tonglen // Padmasambhava & Religion (38:01)

Chatting with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s recommendation round worry, Raghu shares how if you end up fearful, a possible antidote pointed to by this Tibetan Grasp is Tonglen Observe – buying and selling self for different in a deep compassionate understanding. To deliver the episode residence, Ann shares private tales of near-death experiences and the way her connection to Padmasambhava performed a task in serving to her via this bardo.

“One factor we all know for certain is that issues are going to vary and finish, together with us. We dread this, after all, however within the Tibetan Buddhist mind-set, it’s actually a possibility to search out that means and take into consideration the issues that matter to us.” – Ann Tashi Slater

Bardo-related hyperlinks from this episode:
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