• $135.00 – Fri - Sat Tuition. Includes Friday rLung (Oral Transmission) of Chod
  • $108.00 – Sat Only *for people who have already received the rLung (transmission to practice this Chod cycle)

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

Date & Time Details: Friday, Oct 5th 2019

Location: Khandro Ling Retreat

Address: Troy, Virginia

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Laughter of the Dakinis – Chod Retreat

With Pema Khandro

October 5, 2019

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
*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 – Sliding Scale

  • $15-$30 – Fri night rLung Only
  • 143.00-$236.00 – Fri – Sat Tuition. Includes Organic Vegetarian Lunch & Dinner on Sat
  • $128.00-$216.00 – Sat Only *for people who have already received the rLung (empowerment to practice this Chod cycle). Includes Organic Vegetarian Lunch & Dinner on Sat

*Member Discounts Apply

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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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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