A Gem of the Three Principal Aspects of the Path
August 25 (Fri) - 27 (Sun)
A Weekend Retreat with Chöying Khandro
Open to All, $250 (scholarship available)
(includes Friday Night Talk, Chö Empowerment, & Meals)
Although I haven’t visited frightening burial grounds,
I haven’t seen any place more frightening than
Attitudes based on the poisons of the five reactive emotions
And the eight concerns about conventional success.
- Tsulak Trengwa (16th-17th cent.)
Chö (Chöd), a radical method for cutting through ego-fixation and cultivating compassion and fearlessness, was considered by the great Tibetan masters of the past to be a Gem of the Three Principal Aspects of the Path: Renunciation, Bodhicitta, and Wisdom.
Join Chöying Khandro for an exploration of this gem on the palace of the entire path through establishing the solid foundation of motivation that leads to a genuine determination to be free (Renunciation), the sturdy walls of the Mahayana path (Bodhicitta), and a golden roof of Vajrayana (Wisdom of Emptiness and Presence).
Our retreat involves the entirety of body, speech, and mind –
Commentary and Meditation on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path
Variations of Tonglen or Chö Meditation
Physical Movement and Dance - Wisdom Subtle Body Training
Playing Musical Instruments/Chanting with Melodies/Visualization and Meditation
Through the integration of all these, we welcome negative emotions that we have alienated and harmful forces that ordinarily give rise to fear and reactivity. We make offerings of our own body that nourish and satisfy them. In the process, we come to see the equality of all experiences and our indestructible true nature.
Those who aspire to the practice will also have a chance to dive into the traditional lineage practice once they receive the Chö Empowerment and Transmission during the retreat. For the lineage Chö practice, the practice manual and recordings will be available at the retreat for optional purchase.
RESOURCES for the retreat (Please go ahead and print them out in advance for the retreat):
The detailed schedule will be posted here soon...
SPACE IS LIMITED.