Wednesday Night Chöd Prayer Practice-Online
June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, 6/10, at 6:00PM PST on Facebook Live and participate in the practice of Chöd. (Hopefully no technical issues like last week–so sorry everyone!)
We have added here the text for the practice: The Longchen Nyingthig CHÖD PRACTICE, “The Loud Laugh of the Dakini.”
We would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Michael Martinez, who has been volunteering on Wednesday evenings to help Rinpoche create beautiful, meaningful live videos. Thank you Michael!
The link to join and more about the prayer practice of Chöd is below.
Chöd, which means “to cut,” is a profound path of severing dualistic fixation and ego-clinging. For the chod practitioner, the body is regarded as the primary object of clinging. Through visualizing one’s consciousness as the female Buddha T’hroma Nagmo (The “Wrathful Black Mother”) the yogi or yogini offers the ordinary body to the assembled guests: enlightened beings, gods and demons (personifications of the five poisons), and those owed karmic debts, purifying negative karma and accumulating merit on a vast scale. Combining the view of the Prajnaparamita Sutra with the highest view of Dzogchen, Chöd is known for its haunting melodies and ritual instrumentation. When performed for others, it is a powerful healing ritual.
Via Facebook Live: Manjushri Dharma Center Facebook
Written by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, posted to the Manjushri Dharma Center Facebook page.