Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition: Tracing the Origins of Chod (gcod) in the Bon Tradition, a Dialogic Approach Cutting Through Sectarian Boundaries

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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 ...

Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition: Tracing the Origins of Chod (gcod) in the Bon Tradition, a Dialogic Approach Cutting Through Sectarian Boundaries 2009, Snow Lion Publications

ISBN-13: 9781559392921

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