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Date & Time Details: Oct 7th - 10th

Location: Khandro Ling, Virginia

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Chod & Chod Dances

With Chodpa Kunzang Dorje

October 7 - 10, 2019

Vajra Sangha Only ~ Closed Retreat.

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
  • 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.

Meals Provided

*Organic, Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free


Khandro Ling is a private home retreat, address will be released upon registration




Chodpa Kunzang Dorje
Chodpa Kunzang Dorje is a Tibetan Yogi who specializes in the esoteric meditation known as Chod, severing the roots of suffering. He practices and teaches in the Charnel Grounds of Nepal and India and in his center in Boudha, the Khandro Labdron Shije Chod Institute. Since he is fluent in English, he offers a comprehensive training in all aspects of Chod for visitors from all over the world. His teachers are Lama Wangdu Rinpoche, Lama Chodak Rinpoche and Ani-Dawa, “Mo-mo-la,” who is a ninety-year-old yogini living in retreat in Nagakort. Learn more about his activities at his website: http://chodpa.blogspot.com/
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