CHÖ MASTERY JOURNEY
A Comprehensive Chö Training Journey
in the Ear-Whispered Lineage of Machik Dakini
An Invitation to the Ear-Whispered Chö
Step into the Stunning River of Chö, Ear-Whispered Lineage of Machik Dakini,
The Lineage of Wandering Yogis and Yoginis!
WHAT IS THE CHÖ MASTERY JOURNEY?
The Cho Mastery program is a comprehensive training journey for the Lineage of Wandering Chöpas, the Machik Ḍākinī Ear-Whispered lineage (Machik Khandro Nyengyü). This lineage is a rare, secret, and uniquely integrated Tantric Chö lineage that has been uninterruptedly carried through great masters for centuries. It has been maintained as a tradition of an oral, aural, or ear-whispered lineage (Nyengyü) and kept hidden until recent years. The lineage was extremely discreet, yet spread all the way to the isolated regions of Tibet and Inner Mongolia and did not settle in any institutional framework. The lineage practices are profound and powerful as well as beautiful, melodious, and imbued with the Ḍākinīs’ blessings. The lineage was strictly orally transmitted and was on the verge of disappearing by the early 20th century.
(Please read more about the lineage on the page - "What is the Machik Ḍākinī Ear-Whispered Lineage?")
The Cho Master Journey will systematically guide you through the practices, teachings, and retreats in the Ear-Whispered Cho Lineage based on the five-level model as described in the curriculum. The five levels of the lineage practices have been created and integrated to ensure the authenticity of the lineage is not compromised.
If you are new to the lineage, the journey will include the lineage blessings, oral, textual, and musical transmissions, commentaries of the total of 11 lineage texts, as well as the formal retreats which are required to advance through the journey. If you are a long-term practitioner, the journey will also serve as an exploration of vital and advanced subjects and meditative practices for further deepening, unfolding, and integrating the lineage practices into your spiritual journey.
The Cho Mastery Journey welcomes any individual, regardless of your affiliations and levels of spiritual maturation, who have a strong resonance with bringing this rare Chö tradition into your spiritual journey. Step in the unbroken current of the stunning river of a Chö lineage, the Machik Ḍakini Ear-Whispered lineage, fully immerse yourself in the lineage practices for your own spiritual unfolding and commitment to others, and let the river of the blessed lineage carry you through to the ocean of awakening!
WHAT ARE CHÖ MASTERY JOURNEY OBJECTIVES?
The journey aims at transmitting, exploring, and preserving the integrity of the unbroken, authentic lineage and to keep the lineage alive with full integrity as a living experience in a way that is relevant and accessible. Completely traditional and completely modern, our approach is based on authentic transmission, yet not bound by the culturally colored tradition. An underlying intention of the journey is to support your personal awakening through the spiritual journey of Chö and to build a strong foundation for the spiritual community of dedicated practitioners of the Ear-Whispered Lineages.
Objectives of the Cho Mastery Journey include:
TRANSMISSION & TRAINING
To guide committed practitioners to the lineage through complete transmissions, commentaries, training, consistent support in a traditional, sequential, and systematic manner. All the musical transmissions will be passed on as well as the traditional ritual protocols to maintain the authenticity of the practice.
UNFOLDING & EXPLORATION
To foster modern practitioners in their personal unfolding and integration of their practice by exploring the teachings and practices of the tradition in a manner that is experiential and transformative. This is done with an emphasis on personal meditation practice and direct experience.
LINEAGE & COMMUNITY
To train individuals so that they will be able to carry out all the core lineage practices, continue to deepen their practice for further spiritual unfolding and culmination, bring the experiences from the practices to their own life and become vehicles of awakening for benefiting others. Students will serve as key members of the Ḍākinī’s Whisper community to carry the lineage and help make the lineage into an alive, dynamic, and living force.