• $30.00 – Fri night rLung Only
  • $135.00 – Sat Only *for people who have already received the rLung (transmission to practice this Chod cycle)

Date & Time Details: October 4th 2019 7-9p through October 5th 6p

Location: Khandro Ling

Address: Troy, Virginia

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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

8 Minute drive from Khandro Ling:
Best Western at Zion Crossroads
135 Wood Ridge Ter, Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
AirBnB in Troy, Virginia

If you are new to Vajrayana Buddhism and want to learn more about Buddhism, the following courses are recommended:

Buddhism As a Way of Life
Vajrayana Training


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.

Member Discounts
*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)

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Members discounts apply to tuition only. Use your membership discount code at checkout.


Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, humanitarian and scholar specializing in the philosophy and practice of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis. Her mission is to make in-depth Buddhist education accessible, to open the doorway to the great treasures of philosophy, meditation, medicine and art contained in Tibetan Buddhism. Pema Khandro is the spiritual leader of the Community of Buddhist Yogis in North America, she is the founder of Ngakpa International, the Yogic Medicine Institute, Dakini Mountain, and Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas. Pema Khandro is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of…
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