Come for basic instruction on the practice of the Chod ritual, given in two sessions. On each of these two days, there will be classroom instruction from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, followed by participation in the Cham (dance of the Chod) and the Chod practice from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Chod is an ancient practice of cutting through tensions, fears, and obstacles in our life. In Chod, 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.
This course will draw on the teachings of Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche, Swami Chetanananda, and the Longchen Nyingthig.
The topics we'll cover include:
What Chod is and its origins
Instructions for practice, with commentary
How to play the drum and bell
The rhythms and melodies
$50.00 for the course. Taught by Swami Prakashananda. To register, email Swami Prakashananda at firstname.lastname@example.org.