CHOD Practice Manual and Commentary

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This splendid resource for Chöd practitioners contains the Chöd sadhana written by the Fourteenth Karmapa. This daily practice text is given in three versions: Tibetan, a phonetic rendering of the Tibetan, and English translation. Jamgön Kongtrül's commentary on the sadhana supplies necessary amplification and clarification; it is given both in English and Tibetan. An important feature of the commentary is the inclusion of illustrations for the different stages of visualization discussed within the commentary. ...

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Overview

This splendid resource for Chöd practitioners contains the Chöd sadhana written by the Fourteenth Karmapa. This daily practice text is given in three versions: Tibetan, a phonetic rendering of the Tibetan, and English translation. Jamgön Kongtrül's commentary on the sadhana supplies necessary amplification and clarification; it is given both in English and Tibetan. An important feature of the commentary is the inclusion of illustrations for the different stages of visualization discussed within the commentary. All in all, this is an essential practice tool and reference guide for the serious Chöd practitioner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559392679
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 962,871
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamgön Kongtrül (1813–1899) was a versatile and prolific scholar. He has been characterized as a "Tibetan Leonardo" because of his significant contributions to religion, education, medicine, and politics.

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Table of Contents


Preface   H.E. Bokar Rinpoche     7
Foreword to the Second Edition   V.V. Lama Lodo Rinpoche     9
Life of Machig Labdron     11
Lineages of Chod     15
Chod Sadhana: The Condensed Daily Practice of Offering the Body   Thekchok Dorje     23
Commentary to the Chod Practice: The Garden of All Joy   Jamgon Kongtrul Lodo Taye     35
Preliminary Stage of Practice     36
Generating Bodhicitta (Enlightened Mind)     36
Taking Refuge     37
Accumulation of Merit     38
Clearing Away Obscurations     41
Making Offerings     44
Actual Practice     46
Transference of Consciousness     46
Body Mandala     49
The Three Cycles of White Feasts Condensed into One     51
The Red Feasts Condensed into One     56
Ganachakra (Feast Offering)     69
Remainder Offering (Branch of the Ganachakra)     76
Concluding Stage of Practice     76
Dedication     76
Dissolving Stage     76
Carrying on the Path     77
Lu Jin (Chod Sadhana)
In Tibetan     81
Phonetic Rendering of the Tibetan     95
English Translation     105
Tibetan Text of the Commentary     117
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