Chöd Conference Schedule Announced

Chöd Conference - July 12-16, 2017

Announcing the Schedule for the Historic First International Chöd-Zhije Conference on July 12-16, 2017.

Just over 3 weeks to go until the Chöd-Zhije Conference at Tara Mandala, an event that historically is the first of it’s kind. This is a precious opportunity to be part of a rare gathering of leading scholars and practitioners researching and teaching this unique lineage in its various manifestations. Join us in learning, practicing and celebrating the ancient practice of Chöd, and we encourage you to extend your stay to participate in the follow-up Chöd practice retreats.

Please enjoy this enchanting video of Chöying Khandro performing “The Supplication to the Machik Five Dakinis”*

Chöying Khandro - The Supplication to the Machik Five Dakinis

* “The Supplication to the Machik Five Dakinis” is the prayer from the main Guru Yoga text of the Machig Dakini Ear-Whispered Lineage: “Shiwa Lamsab -The Profound Path of Peace”. During the Conference, Chöying Khandro will be giving a presentation about this lineage on Thursday, July 13, and we will be performing this practice on Saturday morning, July 15. For the full Conference schedule, please click here.


Chöd Conference News

We are happy to announce the schedule for the Chöd Conference. Events include daily morning practice offering a variety of Chöd practices from various teachers, presentations and panels covering a host of Chöd topics, and guided Feeding Your Demons sessions with Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. Click here to view the schedule

Tara Mandala is looking for volunteers to help facilitate the Chöd Conference. Assistance is required in the following areas: Kitchen, Audio/Visual, Filming, Event Logistics, Tea Service, Housekeeping. There will be opportunity to attend teachings, practices and events. …Read more

High-end Tent rentals are available for the conference. Not only spacious and comfortable, they will provide an experience like that of the traditional “Chödpas” (Chöd practitioners) from Tibet and Mongolia, who travel and practice with their ritual items and a tent. Each white, canvas tent is 16.4′ in diameter and comes with …Read more

About the Conference & Follow-up Practice Retreats

July 12 – 16, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
Chöd is considered one of the “Eight Great Chariots of Spiritual Accomplishment” in the Tibetan tradition, that offers a paradigm of integration rather than opposition that can be applied at all levels of human life and society. This Conference will explore Chöd in it’s various manifestations…Read more

July 18 – 23, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
This rarely taught Chöd practice stems from one of the two Chöd lineages of the Buddhist Gelugpa tradition. Tracing their lineage from Machig Labdrön through Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa, these Chöd practices were passed down through oral transmission (“ear-whispered”) from lama to lama and remained fairly secret, practiced…Read more

July 18 – 23, 2017
Tara Mandala Retreat Center
The Chöd tradition includes numerous healing rituals and practices to cure illnesses, promote good health, remove obstructions and clear karmic patterns. In this unique retreat, Lama Karma will teach three such practices: 1. Changbu Gyatsa, the “100 handprint” torma ritual; 2. Jungzhi Zerba, a stand-alone sadhana involving torma offerings to…Read more

We look forward to welcoming you! May all beings benefit!


With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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