- Literally, ‘in-between state’. Most often used to refer to the state between death and rebirth. However, every moment of experience is the bardo between what has gone before and what will come next. Such in-between moments are classified in various ways according to the nature of one’s awareness of them.
The Tibetan spelling is bar do.
- The base of a yana is its starting point: the condition you must be in to begin following its path. If you are not at the base of a yana, you can practice a ngöndro to take you there.
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- The Sanskrit term for chang chub sem.