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What is "Chöd"?

What is “Chöd”?

The following is respectfully quoted from “Compassionate Action” by Chatral Rinpoche:

Chöd means “cut” and is a practice for destroying ego-clinging by offering your body, cut into pieces and converted into pure nectar, as sustenance for the enlightened ones, the hungry ghosts, demons, and other sentient beings. It is traditionally practiced at charnel grounds and cemeteries.

 

 

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Astrology for 6/28/2016

6/28/2016 Tuesday by Norma

Venture forth and you’ll be pushed back; change tactics completely and you’re on the move again. Scattered behavior is a problem today; so many items require your attention that it’s hard to know what to do and when. The urge to dream opposes the need to work, the wish to […]

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No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Antidoting the Mantra of Samsara”

As a part of Ngondro, we have to accomplish 100,000 repetitions of a short version of the Bodhisattva Vow,  the Bodhicitta mantra. Do you think to yourself, “Well what’s the goal here?  See, I’m trying to be compassionate. […]

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Astrology for 6/27/2016

6/27/2016 Monday by Norma

You’re able to make a quick decision that moves things forward so take prompt action and avoid emotional waffling. Regarding health issues the urge to stick with home remedies is fine, unless your condition can’t be treated at home. Brenda Ueland said, “You can argue with a theologian or a […]

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The Eight Great Chariots

Marpa

The following is respectfully quoted from “Treasury of Knowledge” by Jamgön Kongtrul:

As was said by the great learned adept Prajńāraśmi:

Prophesied by the Victor, the lord of beings in the snowy land,
[Who taught] exclusively the single doctrine of the full intention
For his Royal Highness the ruler,
Is the second Teacher in these snowy ranges.
The great editor-translator Bagor Vairocana,
The heir of the victors, Upāsaka Dromtön,
The great scholar-adept Khyungpo Naljor,
The great bilingual Lama Drokmi,
The mighty yogin, honorable lord Marpa,
The Indian Dampa who dwells on levels of attainment,
The translator Gyijo, and the scholar-adept Orgyenpa
Are the eight great pillars that upheld the practice lineages in the North.
Coming perfectly from the glorious Buddha Vajradhara,
Eight great pillars of practice lineages in the snowy region
Are the legacy of former adepts.
Those who desire freedom should follow their paths.

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