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Chöd: Cutting Through Ego-Clinging

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4676 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304

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Chöd (literally to ‘sever’ or ‘cut through’) is a thousand-year-old Tibetan Buddhist practice for meeting and engaging fears and fixations through the practice of compassion and generosity. Visualizing an offering of our own body to that which would seemingly destroy us, we practice releasing our grasp on the egoic self and opening to our inherent freedom, compassion and wisdom. The practice, sung in beautiful melodies and accompanied by a drum and bell, has its roots in shamanic traditions and was often traditionally performed as a healing practice. In this retreat, you will learn a Chöd practice written by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and explore the teachings that underlie this powerful tradition.

Please bring a Chöd drum and a bell to the retreat (recommendations on where to buy these will be given at registration).

Teachers:
Pieter Oosthuizen and Charlotte Rotterdam were authorized to teach by Lama Tsultrim Allione in 2006. Both have studied Tibetan Buddhism extensively and teach meditation, Chöd, Feeding your Demons and other Buddhist practices around the US and abroad. For four years, they served as Executive Co-Directors of Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center, and thereafter as Board members. Together they lead the Boulder Tara Mandala Sangha. Pieter received his Law degree in his native South Africa and is an entrepreneur. Charlotte received her Masters from Harvard Divinity School and is an Instructor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University. In 2016 she received the title of Magyu Lopön, lead teacher of Magyu: The Mother Lineage at Tara Mandala by Lama Tsultrim. Their blog offers Dharmic reflections on modern life. Read it at www.skymind.us

Times:
Thursday, 6:30-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm.

Please also plan to attend our Sangha meeting on Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8:30pm, during which we will have a Chöd feast.

Cost:
$325 (Some scholarships available).

Location:
Thursday evening in North Boulder; Friday-Sunday at location just south of Lyons.

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