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IN MEMORY OF


MICHAEL VAILLANCOURT ARIS


Born

HAVANA

27 MARCH 1946

Died

OXFORD

27 MARCH 1999

Michael, Portrait by Derek Hill 1996.

THE BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECTS FROM FEAR


When the journey of my life has reached its end
and since no relatives go with me from this world,
I wander in the bardo state alone.
May the peaceful and wrathful buddhas
send their power of compassion and clear away
the dense dark of ignorance....


FROM THE GREAT LIBERATION THROUGH HEARING

THE LAST TIBETAN TEXT WHICH MICHAEL
CHOSE FOR HIS OXFORD TRANSLATION CLASS