Letting Grow

Letting Grow

By Claire Villarreal, PhD

In each weekly episode we explore Tibetan teachings on the death and rebirth process and the bardo (in-between) states. These states -- this life, death, the clear light of our true nature, and time before rebirth -- offer our best chance at full awakening because all that's not our true nature is left behind. Through teachings, meditations, and interviews with experts and ordinary folks with their own stories of rebirths in this lifetime, we'll demystify some of the most profound teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. See how your life can transform when you embrace the cycle of rebirth. 


I'm taking a break!

Well, friends, I’ve officially got too much on my plate right now! There are more episodes to come: conversations with wonderful and insightful people, teaching episodes about what happens when we die and what it can teach us about who we are now – Read more


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