with Naljyorma Tsultrim Allione
November 15 - 17
Chöd is a powerful practice for these difficult times, working in a direct way to cut through ego-clinging. Chöd has been called “the totality of all the teachings". Chöd is a unique blend of a native Tibetan tradition, the Buddhist tradition of compassion and emptiness, with roots in the Prajnaparamita teachings, the Pacification of Suffering from Phadampa Sangye and the Longchen Nyingtig Chod ‘Strong Laughter of the Dakinis’. This centuries-old practice is sung and is accompanied by the use of a traditional Chöd drum and bell. Healing comes when fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, based on nurturing not fighting what assails us, giving rise to the awareness of the empty nature of afflictive emotions.
Suggested materials: The Chöd practice requires a Chöd drum and bell. The kangling (thigh bone trumpet) is optional.
SCHEDULE: 10:00am - 12:00pm
PRICE: 50,- Euros
(with usual Dzogchen Community Membership discounts:
Ordinary / Welcome Card - 40, Sustaining - 25, Meritorious - 10)
REGISTRATION: 15th November at 9:00am
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/umODKg7nHVsNWRCu1
Naljorma Tsultrim Allione
Naljorma Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is the author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated.