The 100 Handprint Healing Puja is a powerful practice from the ancient tradition of Chod with benefits on many levels. It has been effective to help others release trauma and tension and alleviate mental, physical and emotional suffering. It can be beneficial for those suffering from any kind of illness or injury, as well as stress and other issues.
During the 100 Handprint Ritual, recipients lie down while the practice is being performed. There are prayers, chanting and extensive offerings. The instruments used are a bell, a double-sided drum, and a bone trumpet.
In the ritual, practitioners give of themselves to release the disturbances present in the environment. Through giving, the practitioner learns about the unity at the heart of life, and all those present share the benefit from the offering that is made.
We usually perform the 100 Handprint Ritual on the first 3 Fridays of every month. There will, however, only be two puja dates in September: September 1 and 15.
Please call our office at 503.231.0383 by 5 pm on Thursday to reserve a place if you would like to be a recipient.
If you or your loved one is unable to attend in person, you're invited to send a photo (either printed or digital), and we'll post in on the board of those we practice for at a distance.