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Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

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ISBN-10: 1559392924

ISBN-13: 9781559392921

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alejandro Chaoul, Yongdzin Lopon Tenzi Namdak, Tenzin Wangyal

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This book is the first to trace the history of Chod practice in Tibet's indigenous Bon tradition. Chod (cutting through) is a meditative practice in which the practitioner imagines offering his or her body in sacrifice through elaborate contemplative visualization. Although a meditative practice, Chod is not done sitting comfortably on a cushion in a shrine room, but instead is often practiced in terrifying places like cemeteries or charnal grounds. The feelings of fear that result are used by the Chod practitioner to cut through his or her own ego. Chod contains elements of early shamanism, of sutric and tantric teachings also found in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and of the Tibetan highest…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Technical Note
Introduction: Enchanted by the Melody
Ch&oumlet;d: Offering One's Body
Ch&oumlet;d in the B&oumlet;n Religion
Conclusion
Epilogue
The Laughter of the Skygoers
Secret Mother Tantra Index (dkar chags)
Annotated Bibliography of Ch&oumlet;d Texts from the B&oumlet;n Tradition
Selected Bibliography
Notes