100 Handprint Ritual
The 100 Handprint Ritual of Machig Labdron is an expanded version of the Chöd practice done at The Movement Center. It is intended to help others release trauma and tension and alleviate suffering. It can have profound effects for mental and physical healing. In this practice, recipients are invited to lay down while the puja is being performed on their behalf. It is beneficial for those suffering from illness, stress and emotional discord.
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 perform the 100 Handprint Ritual on the first 3 Fridays of every month. Please call our office at 503.231.0383 by 5 pm on Thursday to reserve a place.
If you or someone you know would like to be a recipient of the ritual but are unable to be there in person, you can provide a photo, and an article of clothing, if possible. It is best if we have those on hand by the morning of the day the ritual is being done.
When: The first 3 Fridays of every month, except in special circumstances
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cost: Suggested donation is $40.00. This donation helps us preserve this ancient tradition. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.