Laughter of the Dakinis – Chod Retreat
With Pema Khandro
October 5, 2019
This meditation intensive focuses on Buddhism’s esoteric practice for transforming the most difficult experiences into opportunities for awakening. It is a method which harnesses the heroic energy of enlightened intent to change neurotic mind patterns and heal from traumas. It is a practice for opening to intrinsic wholeness, loving compassion, and natural resilience.
The intensive will offer training and immersion in the method known as “Cutting Through” or Chod. Chod is a practice cherished by every lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a dynamic meditation which incorporates, vision, mantra, prayer, music, and ritual to cultivate open-hearted presence in the face of one’s fear. Chod is a Buddhist method for healing and transforming the hidden content within one’s own mind. By giving up grasping and externalized projections, the meditator taps into intrinsic courage.
The intensive will alternate between teachings, training, dynamic meditation practice and silent sitting meditation. It will include instructions on:
- How to use the Chod instruments, drum, bell and thighbone trumpet
- Chanting the Laughter of the Dakinis Chod in Tibetan
- The visualization and meaning behind Chod
- The Chod technique for working with emotions and subconscious mind
- The song of the Dakinis of the five directions
- Dzogchen and Chod – Buddhist philosophy on the nature of mind
What to Bring
This retreat will use Vajrayana instruments, so please bring chod drum and bell with you. If you don’t have one please notify the organizers so that one can be ordered for you.
Saturday Lunch and Dinner
*Organic, Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free
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.
We recommend the following lodging options 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 – $108
*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.
*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)