The Chod Practice
Many of life's problems have to do with fear and attachment, the most basic obstacles to realizing one's essential nature. The ancient practice of chod is a creative and skillful method for dissolving these obstacles.
Chod literally means 'to cut.' Traditionally, chod practitioners (chodpas) would practice most often in external natural environments believed to harbor harmful energy from the spirits of nature, whose provocations were incited by disharmony between the human and spirit worlds. The chodpa would travel into the mountains, chanting with drum and bell, in order to conquer the spirits with a ‘sword of wisdom' and reharmonize the energy between the two worlds.
In the chod practice the fearful provocation of the spirits is also considered an external manifestation of one's own internal fear and attachments. Thus, one can emphasize confronting one's fear and emotion from the comfort of a meditation cushion.
In these teachings you will gain an understanding of how the chod practice can help overcome the ignorance, attachment and aversion that are at the source of all fear; and how it can unleash your potential for creativity, dissolve emotional conflicts, and help you reconnect to your natural state — the state that is innately open, aware and fearless.
February 22, 2015, Sunday: Chod teaching
10-11 a.m. Teachings
3-4.30 p.m. Teachings
5-6 p.m. Teachings
Registration for accommodation and food in Chamma Ling: email@example.com
Food 10 euro (3 meals), teachings 15 euro per day, accomodation 15 euro per day.