Online Chod Retreat, September 3-4, 2022

This Wilderness Dharma Movement Chod retreat will take place online via Zoom, the weekend of September 3-4, 2022 (Saturday through Sunday).

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About the Retreat

This online retreat will be led by Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, who will be teaching a Chöd practice based on their translation of the text “The Roar of the Dakini’s Laughter” by Jigme Lingpa. They will offer the lung (transmission) of the practice during the retreat.

Requirements

To join the retreat, participants must have completed at least one third of a Vajrayana ngondro. You will be asked to give details of your ngondro practice upon registration.

If you haven’t yet completed 1/3 of your ngondro, you can wait to register when you’ve done so, anytime before September 2nd at 5pm PDT. Since this is an online retreat, space is not limited and registrations will not be capped until close of this process

Schedule

Participants are asked to commit themselves to the full retreat. The schedule:

Retreat will begin at 6:00 a.m. PDT on Saturday and end by 5:30 p.m. PDT on Sunday

PDT = Pacific Daylight Time (add 1 hour for Mountain, add 3 hours for Eastern Time, etc.)

Detailed schedule to come.

Pricing

Pricing options for the retreat listed below. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact events@wildernessdharmamovement.org to request scholarship approval PRIOR to completing the registration process.

  • $180, sponsor
  • $144, suggested
  • $108, supported
  • $54, scholarship

Confirmation/Payment

Registration confirmation is sent once payment is processed. Please wait to register until you are ready to make payment or use a scholarship code you have been given, as those two steps need to be done together.

Attendance is not capped and registration is open until 5pm PDT on Sept. 2nd. You don’t need to worry about losing your spot, if you have to wait to register. If you complete the registration form without payment, you need to  submit a new registration form to access the payment page.

Refunds

Full refunds less an $18 registration fee will be granted until two days before the retreat (on or before September 1); no refunds will be granted after that date.

Recordings

Participants agree to their image on zoom being recorded and made available to any audience chosen by the teachers. It is up to participants discretion to reveal their name, thumbnail, or video feed on the call.

Availability of recordings will be determined by Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Attendance during the live event is required to obtain any recordings.

Registration Link

Registration is open through September 2, 2022, at 5 pm PDT.

Questions?

Please send any questions to events@wildernessdharmamovement.org

A Spontaneous Poem

The blue sky is my face.

All these bright stars are my lovely eyes

My pristine teeth.

The moving clouds are the expression of my joy and sadness.

This earth is my body.

These overwhelmingly majestic mountains of Crestone are my pelvis

Where primal forces hide.

I am the universe.

So are you, my dear friend.

I have been traveling a long time on this train.

This world just happens to be another station.

I just got out to get a drink and a snack.

This train station turned out to be so entertaining and complex

I ended up staying longer than I thought.

There are other passengers, who are enchanted by this world.

A voice in my heart said you are here to dance with these passengers

So you will know what unconditional love is.

This thing called unconditional love is the mystery of the universe.

This is all there is.

This alone is all I want to know.

So I make a commitment to stay here as long as I can.

When both of your hands want to join together, don’t resist.

When your body wants to twirl, go with it.

When your two bare feet want to jump wildly on the sand, enjoy the bliss

Of nature’s gentle massage.

All is well.

A La La Ho!

Eh Ma Ho!

Ah Ah Sha Sa Ma Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Composed by Anam Thubten on November 12, 2014

The poem is available in a beautiful illustrated art edition book and in a collection of poems by Anam Thubten Big Sky

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