Laughter Of The Khandros: Chöd Retreat – Emily, MN

Nyima Kunchap

Event details

  • Friday | September 29, 2017 to Sunday | October 1, 2017
  • - 6:00 pm
  • Yeru Retreat Center, Emily MN


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Chod is a powerful, advanced Tantric practice. “Chöd” means “cutting.” Through chöd practice, we can learn to cut through obstacles and illusions, freeing ourselves from the illusions of self and others, and thus cutting off the source of pain and suffering. The Laughter of the Khandros is an important Bön chöd teaching.

Geshe Nyima Kunchap, a senior Bön master, will present this important teaching. Though the Laughter of the Khandros, Geshe Nyima Kunchap will teach us what we need to prepare ourselves for Chöd practice, and how to practice Chöd properly and effectively.

This retreat begins with instruction in the Six Perfections, which are Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Perseverance, Inner Awareness, and Wisdom Awareness. The retreat continues with instruction in the Chöd practice, and the use of the Damaru (hand-held drum). The retreat will also include personal practice time, and time for individual practice questions with Geshe Kunchap. The retreat will conclude with the transmission of the teaching, a spiritual blessing that is passed down in an unbroken lineage and protects the students on this advanced path of practice.

There will also be other events during this retreat to help you discover the Mystery of the Khandros. The laugher of the Khandros, the sound of the Chöd, the smell of incense throughout the resort and so much more to help you feel the power of the Khandros.

Nyima KunchapAbout Geshe Kunchap
Geshe Nyima Kunchap is a senior Bön master. He received his Geshe degree from Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, the mother monastery of the Bön worldwide. He is known as a master of Bön rituals, and has taught and performed Bön rituals around the world. Geshe Murig Nyima Kunchap is also the founder of Dolpo Bön Society and Nepal Bön Religion Association.
Geshe Kunchap’s teachings during this retreat will be translated into English through simultaneous translation.

Retreat Details
This three-day Laughter of The Khandro Retreat will be held at the Yeru Retreat Center, in Emily, Minnesota. This is a perfect place for a spiritual retreat, in a secluded setting on a wooded lakeshore, with the fall colors brilliantly dancing around us.

The retreat begins Friday morning September 29th at 9:00 a.m. and continues to Sunday October 1st at 2:00 p.m. As this is a serious practice, we ask everyone attending to arrive on time, and participate in the entire teaching. Late arrivals and early departures interrupt the teachings and the other students, so please plan accordingly.
The retreat fee is $300.00, inclusive of meals. Housing is extra. Please see the registration form for housing options. Space is limited for housing options, so please register early.
Damaru Chod: You will need to bring your Damaru Chod Drum for this retreat. If you do not have one, we suggest you check on line to purchase or perhaps a Tibetan Shop. Damaru Chod Drum 4-5” wooden. Many sell them with a covers.

Fee for Teaching, meals, syllabus, digital video recording
– Early Registration by June 1, 2017 $350.00
– Registration after June 1, 2017 $450.00
– Deposit by June 1st, 2017 to hold space $200.00. Final payment due August 15th.

Your fees include meals. Yeru Retreat Center prepares meals family style. Clean healthy foods: Vegetarian, Vegan and regular meals are prepared. If you have a special diet, please let us know on your registration form. Feel free to bring your own easy-to-prepare meals.

There will be coffee/tea/water/milk and Snacks all day.

Not included in teaching fee. Below are the options for housing at the Yeru Retreat Center. Space is limited. Early registration or deposit strongly advised.

– All Cabin/sleeping Huts/Trailer House will be finished by July 1, 2017.
– All rooms include bed, bedding, blankets, pillows, heating, drinking water

There will be a two-night minimum charge. But you are welcome to come in on Thursday, September 28th after 2:00 p.m. the night before the teaching, free of charge. A light dinner will be available.

• $30 a night per person for 6 to 8 person dorm room
• $40 a night per person for 2-4 person private loft room
• $55 a night per person for double room with 2 twin or one full
• $65 a night per person for single private room
• $55 a night for inside private cabin room for up to 3 people  (bunk room)
• $140 a night private room with king bed, private bathroom  (one available)

Optional –
• $2 a night electricity (for CPAP use)
• $5 a day light housekeeping

We love that we have so many students from all over the world coming to our teachings and to the Retreat Center.
If you are flying into Minnesota for this retreat and would like to be a part of the shuttle service or a shared ride with someone, please let us know on the registration form.