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photo of cover of DVD Bardo Safari Benefits, by E.J. Gold

Bardo Safari Benefits

4 DVD Set

from IDHHB convention 2005

Regular Price: $89.95 | SALE $69.95


Where: Center for the Arts - theater stage

E.J. Gold gives answers to a number of essential questions:

  • How you can see what your tendencies are via the Bardo training
  • How you can reduce the "bundle of reactions" which make up how we are

Gold talks about the Bodhisattva Vow and its relationship to the work

  • How to become a competent Bodhisattva
  • The nature of the Bodhisattva Vow
  • Bardo training as a necessary preparation for taking the Bodhisattva Vow
  • The idea of continuation beyond death

E.J. Gold answers questions about recurrence in the Bardos

How E.J. pays back for what his teachers have taught him

Gold explains exactly what he does in terms of providing conditions that you would never walk into yourself


Where: Center for the Arts - front space

A list of Bardo Safari benefits are presented, submitted by Bardo Safari participants

E.J. Gold offers commentary on the list of benefits:

  • The skills that are required to successfully navigate a bardo safari
  • How they apply to practical and work life, including how to conserve your energy so you can apply it to your work life

Gold discusses the Way of Perfect Service


Where: Center for the Arts - front space (1st segment) theater stage (2nd segment)

Conclusion of commentary on list of benefits of Bardo Safari including:

  • Compassion, self-observation & understanding identification vs. non-identification
  • The importance of strategy
  • Understanding non-identification in the correct way

E.J. Gold gives a talk in the theater on the Bodhisattva Vow and answers question:

What is the Bodhisattva Vow?

  • Explains the Bodhisattva Vow in terms of Diablo
  • Why someone would take the Bodhisattva Vow
  • What it is, the nature of it

Gold shares a few Cosmo Street stories from the early days of the Institute.

Cynthia says games rattle her. In response:

  • E.J. reveals the secret of exactly why Diablo is a practical tool
  • Explains why he chose Diablo as the game to work with at this time
  • This game is not for fun
  • It's something you do whether you like it or not
  • You don't have to want to do it to do it

In response to Cynthia's question, Gold talks about how you need to learn what to ignore and what to put your attention on.


Where: Center for the Arts - theater stage

E.J. is joined on stage by Cynthia who asks about her experience of being uncertain as to what to pay attention to. In response to her question an early work experience in NYC is shared.

  • "Knowing what you can afford to ignore"
  • There's no "bottom line" in this work, you never can say you have arrived

Gold revisits the Bodhisattva Vow

Gold discusses the Way of Perfect Service.