Monday Night Chanted Prayers Online-Chöd Practice
October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm
One event on October 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Please join us on Monday at 6:30PM PST on Zoom for the practice of Chöd.
Here is the text for the practice: The Longchen Nyingthig CHÖD PRACTICE, “The Loud Laugh of the Dakini.”
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.