In addition to meditation, we offer participation and training in chod and other ancient Tibetan ritual practices.
Chod has as its main purpose to cut through tension and negative patterns in ourselves and in the atmosphere around us. Chanting, prayers, visualizations, playing of instruments, along with conscious offering of one's ego-self, is used to dissolve tensions in the practitioner, in others present, and in people and beings who are in need of help and healing. One can consciously send healing to others with this practice.
Phowa is a ceremony for departed people and beings, sending them help in their transition from life into the beyond, and to give comfort and closure to relatives and others close to the departed.