REMINDER> Rubin and Columbia Conference, April 5-6, Tibetan Buddhism and Political Power in the Courts of Asia

We would like to remind you that tickets are available for the Rubin Museum’s upcoming spring conference, co-organized with Columbia University. Join us Saturday, April 6, 

Re: QUERY> Bardo in Taiwan?

Dear Carl,

If the term being used is "bardo" or a Chinese phonetic version thereof, the source is quite definitely Tibetan. Tibetan Buddhism has grown astronomically in Taiwan in the past few decades, but the phenomenon has not been much studied. A recent collection that begins to rectify this may be found here:

Re: QUERY> Bardo in Taiwan?

Hi Carl. The bardo is not a Taiwanese nor Tibetan invention. There is elaborate debate about the concept (Skt. antarābhava) at least back to the 2nd century BCE Kathāvatthu. There is a good link about it from UVA with references here:

Regards, Jed


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