100 Handprint Ritual

The 100 Handprint Ritual of Machig Labdron is an ancient and rare practice. It is an expansion of our Chöd practice and is effective to help others release trauma and tension and alleviate mental, physical and emotional suffering. It can be beneficial for those suffering from illness, stress and emotional 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 perform the 100 Handprint Ritual on the first 3 Fridays of every month.  To reserve a place, you may call the office at 503.231.0383 by 5 pm on Thursday or use the link below to sign up online. 

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.
  • Time:  5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Cost:  Suggested donation is $25.00.