Learning the Chod Ritual

Chöd is an ancient practice of cutting through tensions, fears, and obstacles in our life. In Chöd, we visualize making an offering of our body, which is transformed into whatever is wanted by all beings in all realms. In this vast offering we create and cultivate a flow with everything around us and are in contact with the boundless dimension of ourselves.

Chod involves all of the senses, as one practices it by visualizing the offering while singing, dancing and playing ritual instruments.  Practitioners who accomplish the practice find themselves free of the hope and fear that prevents one from truly helping others in every situation.

Topics covered in this course:

What Chöd is
The origins of Chöd
Instructions for practice, with commentary
How to play the drum and bell
The rhythms and melodies
Mudras (hand gestures)