[ bahr-doh ]
/ ˈbɑr doʊ /

noun, plural bar·dos. (often initial capital letter)

(in Lamaism) the state of the soul between death and rebirth.

Origin of bardo

First recorded in 1625–30, bardo is from the Tibetan word bár-do , “between two” (i.e., a transition, intermediate state) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈbɑːdəʊ) /

noun (often capital)

(in Tibetan Buddhism) the state of the soul between its death and its rebirth

Word Origin for bardo

Tibetan bardo between two
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