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Chöd Empowerment - Opening the Door to the Sky
in the Gaden Tradition

Friday, June 21, 2024 6:30 - 9:30 PM EDT

*Prerequisite: Study of the Lam Rim

*Commitments: Refuge, Bodhicitta and Tantric Vows (to be given at initiation), and Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche (bio)

                       as one of your gurus

*Rinpoche's new book on Chöd (containing teachings and sadhanas) will be published this July or August.


Lama Je Tsongkhapa:

All Mahayana training is included in lojong,

And all Mahayana Dharma is included in Chöd.


From "Chöd in the Ganden Tradition: The Oral Instructions of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche": 

Chöd is, in essence, the main path to full enlightenment, the Great mother from whom all enlightened beings are born. Chöd means "cutting"; that is, cutting through the misconception of self that is the very root of samsara.

From Buddha Weekly:

Chöd practice combines the Three Paths in an advanced practice: Renunciation, Bodhichitta (compassion) and Shunyata (wisdom understanding Emptiness). Chöd means to “cut” — cutting ego, self-grasping and attachments. Chöd also includes Powa practice. By combining both method and wisdom — Bodhichitta practice and meditation on Emptiness — Chöd is considered one of the most advanced practices in Esoteric Buddhism.

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