Retreat in the Netherlands: The Bardos of Life and Death – 22 Feb. to 1 March

Photo: Jeremy Ryan

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing its Spring  retreat from 22 February (16:00) to 1 March 2019 (17:00) in Koudekerke, in the Netherlands.

Lama Jigmé Namgyal will explain the bardos of life and dying during a seven day retreat. Bardo is a Tibetan word that simply means ‘transition’ or ‘intermediate state’. A gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is like a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. This view is central to the most ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism. The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth. In reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death. They are seen as unique moments whereby the possibility of liberation or enlightenment is heightened.

During this profound retreat Lama Jigmé will dive into being more aware and accepting of impermanence. This can help in everyday life to deal with loss and setbacks easier and eventually lead to less (or no) fear during the transition to the bardo of death.

Lama Jigmé will teach in English with simultaneous translation into Dutch.

The retreat will take place from Friday 22 February to Friday 1 March 2019 at the following address: Broedershoek, Koksweg 1, 4371 RC Koudekerke.

For more details about the retreat and the registration procedure please visit the event page on Phuntsok Chö Ling’s website or contact Phuntsok Chö Ling directly by sending an email to events@phuntsokcholing.org

Registration before 12 February 2019

Note: An early bird discount is applicable for registration before 1 February 2019 (all prices include an 25% early bird discount!!!)

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