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WEEKEND RETREAT: Chod Practice - Feminist Reflections with Karma Lekshe Tso...

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11692

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The practice of chod seems to be unique to Tibet and, although its complete history may never be known, it is clear that the practice has developed within a Buddhist philosophical frame.

In this retreat Karma Lekshe Tsomo will explore the threads of connection between chod practice and the Buddhist teachings that frame it. The pure, luminous nature of the mind and its capacity for awakening are two important threads. Another is the bodhicitta aspiration to awaken spiritually in order to liberate all beings from suffering. Recognizing that the practice originates with Machik Labron, a realized woman who lived in Tibet almost a thousand years ago, another important thread will be to understand the special, liberating significance that chod practice has for women, beginning long ago and continuing until today, in cultures throughout the world.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Karma Lekshe Tsomo is a professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Comparative Religious Ethics. She studied Buddhism in Dharamsala, India, for fifteen years and received a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. She is a founder and past president of Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women, and director of Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries.



This retreat is a silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.

A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.




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1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET

2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM

3. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT

4. BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING

There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.


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