"Ghost of a Star" © Sylvia Plachy
“Ghost of a Star” © Sylvia Plachy

The bardo—or the “in-between”—has come to describe the transitional state between death and rebirth, but its qualities also characterize the gap arising between any two states. In fact, we live in a continuous bardo, forever suspended between past and future, although we seldom recognize it. While the bardo may bring with it great uncertainty and discomfort, teachers and practitioners in the following essays guide us through the unique opportunity for awakening offers.



Dharma to your inbox

Sign up for Tricycle’s newsletters