CURRICULUM

CHÖ MASTERY JOURNEY

CURRICULUM - CHÖ MASTERY JOURNEY

A student may enter the Chö Mastery Journey at the CORE LEVEL or LEVEL 1. If entering at LEVEL 1 with a commitment to the completion of the lineage practices and retreats, the student will complete the CORE LEVEL and LEVEL 1 simultaneously.

CORE LEVEL - Entering the River of Blessing - the Mount of Bliss

EMPOWERMENT: Common Chö Empowerment 

MAIN PRACTICE: “Chö Preliminaries”, “Chö Whispered From The Mount Of Bliss,” “Supplementary Practices" including "The Seven PEs," ”The Supplications to Machik Five Dakinis,” Fierce Tonglen, and Chö Mahamudra

RETREAT: 2 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreats​

MASTER COURSES: MC 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

RECOMMENDED READING: The Heart of Chö

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED JOURNEY: MAHAMUDRA JOURNEY

FOCUS: Foundations and Chö Basics, Internal Chö (Chö Tonglen), and Sacred Cho (Chö Mahamudra)

 

LEVEL 1 - Immersing in the River of Blessing - Five Dakinis

TRANSMISSIONS: Five-Dakini Transmission

MANTRA ACCUMULATIONS: Prajnaparamita & Five Dakinis

MAIN PRACTICE: “Five-Dakini Retreat Manual

RETREAT: 2 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreats​

MASTER COURSES: MCs as above

RECOMMENDED READING: The Heart of Chö & "Dakini’s Warm Breath"

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED JOURNEY: DAKINI JOURNEY

FOCUS: Guru Deity Yoga, Subtle Body, and Dakini Teachings

LEVEL 2 - Celebrating the Sacred - Chö Feast of Queen of Dakinis

TRANSMISSIONS: Vajrayogini Chö Feast

MAIN PRACTICE: "Vajrayogini Chö Feast", as well as "Chö Whispered From The Mount Of Bliss"

RETREAT: 2 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreats

MASTER COURSES: MCs as above & MC6

FOCUS: Tantra Basics

LEVEL 3 - Union of Bliss and Emptiness - Chö Mastery and the Path to Highest Yoga Tantra

​PART 1:

TRANSMISSION: Single Sitting (Chö Tentok Chikma)

MAINT PRACTICE: "Single Sitting (Chö Tentok Chikma)"

RETREAT: 2 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreats

FOCUS: Chö Mastery - Including Playing Damaru and Chanting Melodies

 

PART 2: EMPOWERMENT: Vajrayogini Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment

MAIN PRACTICE: "Long and Short Vajrayogini Sadhana"

FOCUS: Generation Stage

 

LEVEL 4 - Diving into the Secret Stream of the Dakini - Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage

EMPOWERMENT: Uncommon Chö Empowerment & Various Transmissions & Permission Initiations

MAIN PRACTICE: "Profound Path of Peace (Shiwa Lamsab)"  & "Pervading Space (Khakyabma)"

RETREAT: Seven-Night Retreat & 1 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreat

FOCUS: Completion Stage

 

LEVEL 5 - Embodying Troma Nakmo and Returning Home 

EMPOWERMENT: Troma Nakmo Empowerment according to the secret Ear-Whispered Lineage of Dakini

MAIN PRACTICE: "Troma Nakmo Five Dakini Retreat Manual"

RETREAT: Troma Nakmo Retreat & 2 Annual Dakini Whisper Retreats​

FOCUS: Retreat

 

Post-Chö Mastery Journey

There will be a post-Chö Mastery Journey opportunity or program for proceeding with the life-time commitment of Troma Nakmo retreat, either as an in-door retreat in solitary or an out-door 108-Spring Wandering Retreat in a small group.

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