Troma Nagmo Chod Retreat with Sangye Khandro
Dates: 20th - 27th April 2018
Cost: $35 per session
Sangye Khandro will offer the Concise Troma Nagmo Chod empowerment and lead a program to introduce the practice of Chod (severance) based on the lineage of Heruka Dudjom Lingpa and his reincarnation Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrol Yeshe Dorje. known as the Dudjom Troma Nagmo Chod, This lineage is unique in that it is a terma [rediscovered mind treasure) revelation that was received by Terton Dudjom Lingpa when he was a direct disciple of Padmasambhava, the grcat translator Drogben Lotsawa.
This lineage of Chod emphasizes the method for the path of Great Perfection of Dzogpachenpo. Sangye Khandro will give an overview of the lineage and then introduce the practices for offering the body in the form of a ganachakra feast. Practitioners with Troma empowerment — or those who have samaya from other Vajrayana empowerments are welcome to attend.
For those students attending the Troma Nagmo Chod, the required ritual objects for the Chod retreat are as follows: Bell & Dorje, Chod drum & Kangling.
Session 1 - Friday 20th April 2018, 7pm - Sangye Khandro will give an overview of the tradition of Chod & an introduction to the Dudjom Troma Chod lineage.
Session 2 - Saturday 21 April 2018, 9 - 11.30am - The Concise Troma Empowerment
Session 3 - Saturday 21 April 2018, 2.30 - 5pm - Teachings on Troma Nagmo Chod
Session 4 - Sunday 22nd April 2018, 9 - 11.30am - Teachings on Troma Nagmo Chod
Session 5 - Sunday 22nd April 2018, 2.30 - 5pm - Teachings on Troma Nagmo Chod
OPEN FORUM - Wednesday 25th April 2018, 2pm An open forum Q&A with Sangye Khandro & Lama Chonam
Session 6 - Friday 27th April 2018, 7pm - Troma Nagmo Chod, a commentary on the practice by Lama Chonam
SANGYE KHANDRO Sangye Khandro has been a Buddhist since 1971 and a translator of the Dharma since 1976. Sangye has served as translator for many prominent masters over the years: Düdjom Rinpoche, Penor Rinpoche, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Dungsei Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, and has been Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche's translator for twenty years. Sangye co-founded the Light of Berotsana Translation Group in 1999 and resides at Tashi Choling retreat center in Ashland Oregon. She continues to engage in translation work as well as teaching and leading retreats in the US and abroad. Extensive Bio: www.berotsana.org/pages/sangye-khandro
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