Schedule: Chöd Conference 2017

Chöd Conference Schedule - July 12-16, 2017

Historic First International Chöd-Zhijé Conference July 12-16, 2017.
Schedule*
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 12
2-4pm: Arrival and Registration
4-4:30pm: Orientation
4:30-6pm: Opening Wine Reception
6-8pm: Dinner
8-9pm: Opening Welcome

THURSDAY, JULY 13
7-7:45am: Morning Practice

  • Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche’s Chöd

8:15-10am: Breakfast
10-11am: Keynote: Lama Sarah Harding: “How Did Chöd Become Chöd?”

11-11:30am: Tea Break
11:30am-12:45pm: Break-out Presentations

  • A. Dan Martin, PhD: “Newest Visions of Padampa Sangye: Insights from the Zhijé Collection”
  • B. Michael Sheehy, PhD: “Severing the Body as Object: Contemplative Dynamics of the Simulated Self and Altered Embodiment in Tibetan Chöd Practice”

1-2:45pm: Lunch Break
2-2:30pm: Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers: Guided Feeding Your Demons Session

2:45-4pm: Panel Discussion: “The Role of Women in Tibetan Buddhism & the Chöd Lineage”

  • Panelists: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Sarah Jacoby, PhD, Padma Tsho, PhD, Ven. Lekshe Tsomo, PhD
  • Moderator: Lopön Chandra Easton

4-4:30pm: Tea Break

4:30-5:45pm: Break-Out Presentations

  • A. Chöying Khandro: “The Unfolding of the Nyen-Gyü: The Machig Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage”
  • B. Alejandro Chaoul, PhD: “Cutting Through Boundaries: A Workshop on the Bönpo Chöd (gcod)”

6-8pm: Dinner
7:15-7:45pm: Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers: Guided Feeding Your Demons Session

8-9pm: Concert: Kunze Chimed: Chöd Songs

FRIDAY, JULY 14
7-7:45am: Morning Practice

  • Troma Nagmo Chöd from the Dudjom Tersar, led by Sangye Khandro

8:15-10am: Breakfast
10-11am: Keynote: Sangye Khandro: “The Dudjom Tersar Chöd”

11-11:30am: Tea Break

11:30am-12:45pm: Break-out Presentations

  • A. Michelle Sorensen, PhD: “Chöd and its Doctrinal Developments from the 11th – 15th Centuries”
  • B. Ven. Lekshe Tsomo, PhD: “The Philosophical foundations of Chöd: Feminist Reflections”
  • C. Ācārya Malcolm Smith: “Chöd, Illness, and Tibetan Medicine”

1-2:45pm: Lunch Break
2-2:30pm: Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers: Guided Feeding Your Demons Session

2:45-4pm: Dialogue: “Dampa Sangye & the Zhijé Lineage”

  • Panelists: Dan Martin, PhD and Lama Sarah Harding
  • Facilitator: Pieter Oosthuizen

4-4:30pm: Tea Break

4:30-5:45pm: Ven. Drüpon Lama Karma: “Introduction to Rinchen Threngwa: Lineage and Practice”

6-8pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15pm: Book-signing with Malcolm Smith: Buddahood in This Life: The Great Commentary by Vimalamitra

8-9pm: Outdoor Chöd Practice

SATURDAY, JULY 15
7-7:45am: Morning Practice

  • “Supplication to Machig Five Dakinis” (from the main Guru Yoga text of the Machig Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage: Shiwa Lamsab -The Profound Path of Peace) led by Chöying Khandro

8:15-10am: Breakfast
10-11am: Keynote: Lama Tsultrim Allione: “The Relevance of Machig Labdrön’s Lineage in the Modern World”

11-11:30am: Tea Break

11:30am-12:45pm: Break-out Presentations

  • A. Sarah Jacoby, PhD: “‘The Great Mother of the Buddhas’: Motherhood as Metaphor and Model in the Writings of the ‘Second Machig’ Sera Khandro”
  • B. Amelia Hall, PhD: “Kunzang Dechen Lingpa’s Throma Nagmo Chöd”

1-2:45pm: Lunch Break

2:45-4pm: Panel Discussion: “The Living Traditions of Chöd”

  • Panelists: Amelia Hall PhD, Chöying Khandro, Sangye Khandro, Ācārya Malcolm Smith, Michelle Sorensen, PhD
  • Moderator: Lama Tsultrim Allione

4-4:30pm: Tea Break

4:30-5:45pm: Break-out Presentations

  • A. Naksang Rinpoche: Chöd Healing Ceremony
  • B. Kunze Chimed & Ven. Lekshe Tsomo, PhD: “Women Chödpas in the Mongolian Tradition”
  • C. Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher presentations:
    • Lopön Chandra Easton: “Pacifying Wisdom: Prajñāpāramita, Padampa Sangye, and Zhijé”
    • Pieter Oosthuizen: “The Meaning and Practice of PHAṬ in Various Lineages – not only of Chöd”
    • Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam: “The Alchemy of Compassion: Chöd and the Practice of the Bodhisattva”

6-8pm: Dinner

8pm: Book-signing & Celebratory Evening: Book-signing with Lama Sarah Harding, translator: Chöd: The Sacred Teachings on Severance: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibet, Volume 14 (The Treasury of Precious Instructions) by Jamgön Kongtrul.

SUNDAY, JULY 16
7-7:45am: Morning Practice

  • Parchangma Chöd from the Dzinpa Rangdröl Cycle

8:15-10am: Breakfast
10-11:15am: Closing Panel Discussion: “The Future of Chöd in the East and West”

  • Panelists: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Sangye Khandro, Michael Sheehy, PhD
  • Moderator: Lama Sarah Harding

11:15-11:45am: Tea Break

11:45am-12:45pm: Closing Practice, Blessing and Farewell