December 17-19, 2021
14:00 – 18:00 Central European Time
Chöd practitioners are traditionally nomads, traveling constantly from place to place with minimal possessions, carrying nothing more than the ritual Damaru, the bell-Silnyen and the trumpet-Kangling.
This practice is mainly performed alone or group in desolated places such as caves and mountain peaks, and especially in cemeteries at night, when the frightening energy of these places serves to enhance the experience of the practitioner who, sitting alone in the dark, calls upon all those to whom he owes a karmic debt to come and receive in the form of an offering of his body.
All these demons are not bloodthirsty wraiths lurking in dark places; they are within us, our obsessions and fears, insecurities, chronic illnesses, and common problems.
In this practice we realize that only by cutting them off can we understand the wisdom of the empty nature and return to the source, the foundation, our innate, original, natural state.
After doing this practice, we dedicate merit to the demons who created the obstacles, as well as to all sentient beings, with the wish that all may attain enlightenment.