Virginia Open Teaching, Chod Empowerment
With Pema Khandro
October 4, 2019
Open Teaching, Chod Empowerment:
This is the first night of the Friday and Saturday Retreat, The Laughter of the Dakinis Chod, and will include a teaching and rLung (oral transmission) for the Laughter of the Dakinis Chod practice, along with a short introduction and a group practice. The rLung is a traditional initiation which is necessary to begin this practice. Saturday will focus on practice and a short session of instructions or study of the text.
Saturday’s Laughter of the Dakinis Chod Retreat:
A day long meditation retreat focused on the practice of the Laughter of the Dakinis, a dynamic Tibetan Buddhist meditation cycle using chanting, instrumentation and visualization. This day and a half intensive will include the initiation into the practice followed by three Chod sessions and a short study of two key passages in the liturgy. This retreat is practice-focused rather than study-focused, but there will be a session to go over aspects of the text and visualization. The full practices requires more extensive study than can be done in one day, however, newcomers are welcome and will be offered instruction on the instruments in a break out group for new students.
What to Bring
This retreat will use Vajrayana instruments, so please bring chod drum and bell with you. If you don’t have one, we will have a limited supply of Chod drums for sale.
$12 Meals Available with Advance Registration
Friday Dinner & Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – choose meals at registration
*Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free
Please let us know TODAY if you will be participating in meals and any allergies we should know about.
Khandro Ling is a private home retreat, address will be released upon registration
Where to Stay:
Khandro Ling lodging is already full for this retreat.
Recommended Places to Stay Nearby
Best Western at Zion Crossroads
If you are new to Vajrayana Buddhism and want to learn more about Buddhism, the following courses are recommended:
Tuition – *Member Discounts Apply
- $30 – Fri night rLung Only
- $135 – Fri – Sat Tuition
- $108 – Sat Only *for people who have already received the rLung (traditional initiation needed to practice this Chod cycle)
Tuition is non-refundable. In case one cannot attend the program, tuition costs may be applied as a credit to a future teaching or toward Membership.
*Membership discounts apply to Tuition Only
**Use your membership discount code at checkout.
10% discount – Supporter Members
20% discount – Mandala Holders
50% discount – Snow Lion Members (with a 6-month commitment)
100% discount – Sustainers and above (with a 3-month commitment)
Members discounts apply to tuition only. Use your membership discount code at checkout.