Chod is a spiritual practice for resolving the most fundamental of life’s paradoxes.
All the practices utilize the Chod damaru (Choda for short), bell and kangling (thighbone trumpet). Each has different sacred melodies, revealed by the dakinis to MaChik and various other Chod masters over the centuries. Intertwined with these rituals, sacred music and sacred language are absolutely essential parts of the process. Understanding what we are doing, step by step, and maintaining the traditional form, assure that the remarkable promise of the Chod legacy is fulfilled.
The history of Chod spans over a thousand years, though its real origin is timeless and beyond human conception. With its roots deep in Mahayana Buddhism and Tantric Vajrayana, it has integrated practical elements of Bon and Shamanism, creating a dynamic and powerful personal path of spiritual development and benefit to others.